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Vystúpenie podpredsedu vlády Slovenskej republiky pre európsku integráciu Pavla Hamžíka
Presentation of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for European Integration Pavol Hamžík

Author(s): Pavol Hamžík
Subject(s): Politics, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Evaluation research, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2000; foreign policy; Deputy Prime Minister; Pavol Hamžík; presentation; EU; integrations; government; economy;
Summary/Abstract: Looking back at our results achieved in foreign policy and particularly concerning our integration during the last year it is a pleasure for me to say that I am satisfied with the achieved results. Last year we showed our ability to negotiate and we gained valuable experiences, mainly from the accession process to the EU. Behind the achieved results there is the unambiguous and resolute integration politics of the Slovak Republic - president of SR, National Council of the Slovak Republic, Government of the SR and the great attempt of those, who at the Ministries and other institutions are responsible for the performance of tasks concerning our accession to the EU. The support of the population also shows the propriety of our integration politics, understanding that integration of Slovakia to the EU is a unique chance to ensure development of democracy, freedom and safety, and increase of living standards and social security for all of us. Our duty in the next year is to multiply our efforts in all fields, as the year 2001 will be the crucial one concerning Slovakia's integration to the EU. It is possible that the accession date of the first group of candidates is going to be set at the end of this year. We have to do our best in order to get Slovakia into this first group. If Slovakia were admitted to the EU later than its neighbours, it would hinder further economic development and the development of our foreign and home politics.

  • Page Range: 15-18
  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2001
  • Language: Slovak