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Poľské impulzy pre slovenskú zahraničnú politiku
Polish Impulses For Slovak Foreign Policy

Author(s): Juraj Marušiak
Subject(s): Politics, International relations/trade, Security and defense, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2000; foreign policy; Poland; NATO; OSCE; observers; EU; integration;
Summary/Abstract: Priorities of both Poland and Slovakia are: integration to NATO, European Union and building good relationships with the neighbours. They are signified by long-term continuity in both countries, at least in the level of declarations. The most important difference between Slovak and Polish foreign policy is not in the distinction between the declared aims of foreign policy and its non-realization in practical politics from 1994 to 1998. In contrast to Slovakia, whose elite has not tried to search for a deeper argumentation of their foreign policy stock, and it seems that they originate in pragmatic calculations, Polish priorities were formed on the basis of historical experience and orientation of civilization of the country.

  • Page Range: 83-92
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2001
  • Language: Slovak