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Slovakia and its foreign and European policy in 2017
Slovakia and its foreign and European policy in 2017

Author(s): Miroslav Lajčák
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; foreign policy; international relations; 2017; European policy; security and defense;
Summary/Abstract: Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis. As an old Latin adage has it, times change, and we change with them. The year 2017 was no different in that regard, and change continued to be the buzz word in the realm of international relations. Political trends became unpredictable and complex, sometimes even tectonic. It does not come easy to me to say that the world did not become a more stable and safer place last year. We saw turmoil and regional tensions, with the international community starting to lose consensus on some key issues previously understood as common interests. These changes are no longer situational. They are early warnings of new, long-term tendencies, stemming from protracted conflicts, social inequality, isolationism and lack of trust. Changing constants have placed new demands on our foreign policy, and on us as diplomats.

  • Page Range: 5-8
  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English