GLOBSEC: European Commissioner Füle and Visegrad ministers on European topics

More than half a century’s project of creating of a common European family is standing at a crossroads. It faces dilemmas both at home and abroad. Enlargement, together with deepening of the integration and the future of the common European currency, are the most serious internal challenges for the EU. In the meantime, the EU is also faced with the task of increasing the effectiveness of its leverage in domestic and international communities alike.

Bratislava Global Security Forum GLOBSEC which will be held on the 2nd – 4th March 2011 in the exclusive premises of the Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava, will host a discussion on whether the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU under the leadership of Baroness Ashton will be able to forge a community speaking with a united voice.
The decisive factors include the outcomes of the projects of the Eastern Partnership or energy diversification. How will Europe cope with the domestic and external challenges which it is currently facing? In which direction will it move?

The discussants will be the Slovak Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance Mikuláš Dzurinda and Ivan Mikloš, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Hungary (János Martonyi) and the Czech Republic (Karel Schwarzenberg), European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, foreign editor of the London based The Economist Edward Lucas and a number of experts from various European think-tanks.

The event is organised by the Slovak Atlantic Commission under the auspices of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Mikuláš Dzurinda and in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Slovakia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the International Visegrad fund.


Slovak Atlantic Commission
February 24th, 2011, Bratislava

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