Will Slovakia’s EU Presidency help overcome the East-West divide in the EU?

30. May 2016  |  European Union, Central Europe  |  V4  |  Press releases

The seventh meeting of an informal V4 MEP Caucus jointly organized by the GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Aspen Institute Prague and Res Publica Warsaw took place on Tuesday 24 May 2016 in Brussels. Participants of the May dinner meeting discussed the results of a yearlong Czech V4 Group Presidency, which is coming to an end in July to be handed over to Poland. The discussion also focused on the priorities of the upcoming Slovak EU Presidency starting on 1 July.

Towards EU Global Strategy: Visegrad Perspectives

As part of the GlOBSEC 2016 Bratislava Forum GLOBSEC Policy Institute hosted a session Towards EU Global Strategy: Visegrad Perspectives in cooperation with the EU Institute for Security Studies. The panel focused on the key messages of the new strategy, priorities for Visegrad countries, and the ways, in which these messages should be communicated to policy makers in the EU and abroad as well as the public.

GLOBSEC CHAT with General Hodges

16. Mar 2016  |  Security and Defence  |  Slovakia  |  Press releases

President Obama’s budget request to invest an additional $3.5 billion in the US military presence in Europe is a strong expression of the American commitment to deter Russia and to defend NATO allies, Commander of US Army in Europe, Gen. Ben Hodges, said at GLOBSEC Chat in Bratislava on 14 March 2016. However, the effective defence of the NATO territory faces serious national procedural hurdles that only member states can remove.

Moldovan representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure in Slovakia

26. Feb 2016  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Moldova  |  Press releases

Slovak Atlantic Commission and Central European Policy Institute (CEPI), in cooperation with Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA) and the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Region

Slovak energy sector on its way to deregulation?

14. Dec 2015  |  Central Europe  |  Energy  |  Press releases

On 9 December 2015, CEPI hosted a debate on the deregulation of the energy sector in Visegrad countries.

Energy security and regional integration of V4 markets: Tatra Summit 2015

15. Nov 2015  |  Central Europe, European Union  |  V4, Energy  |  Press releases

On 5 November 2015, as part of the Tatra Summit conference, CEPI led a roundtable titled V4’s energy security and markets: challenges ahead. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Energy Union of the European Commission, delivered the introductory remarks.

Central European Perspectives on EU integration: Tatra Summit 2015

12. Nov 2015  |  Central Europe, European Union  |  V4  |  Press releases

With the approaching 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Visegrad Group and the EU facing numerous challenges, CEPI led a policy session to discuss the future of EU integration from the Central European perspective and Central Europe’s capacity to shape decisions at the EU level. The session took place on Thursday, 5 November 2015, as part of the Tatra Summit conference in Bratislava.

V4’s energy security and Nord Stream II

20. Oct 2015  |  Energy, Central Europe  |  V4  |  Press releases

On 16 October 2015 the Central European Policy Institute (CEPI) hosted a debate on the current challenges in energy security for the EU and the Visegrad region.

Hearing on Kosovo at the Slovak Parliament

5. Oct 2015  |  Western Balkans  |  Kosovo, Slovakia  |  Press releases

On 29 September 2015, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Slovak Parliament held hearing on the latest developments in Serbia – Kosovo dialogue and bilateral relations with Kosovo.