Daniel Milo in Swedish media

By Public Relations. Photo: TT|AFP| Samuel Kubani
13. Oct 2016  |  Slovakia  |  In the media

Daniel Milo, our Senior Research Fellow and expert on extremism and strategic communication, spoke to Mattias Mächs, a journalist at the Swedish news agency TT

New Pact for Europe - Meeting of the Slovak National Reflection Group

1. Jul 2016  |  European Union  |  Slovakia

The Brexit vote in the United Kingdom has created a new political environment as well as huge challenges for the European project in its neares

Geopolitical confusion in Central Europe

By Milan Šuplata. Photo: Miroslav Petrasko | Flickr, licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
19. Apr 2016  |  Central Europe  |  Slovakia  |  Opinions

Spread of illiberalism, extremism and nationalism – exacerbated by a massive Russia-orchestrated anti-Western propaganda campaign – recently became a non-negligible feature of the Central Europe’s political landscape. The public – despite the fact that life in this region has become more prosperous, free and secure than ever before – remains disoriented with regard to its own geopolitical embeddedness.

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.

Milan Nič on Slovak EU Presidency outlook after the elections

8. Mar 2016  |  European Union  |  Slovakia  |  In the media

Slovakia will replace the Netherlands to take over the rotating six-month EU Presidency from July to December 2016.

Between non-recognition and constructive engagement: The roots and limitations of Slovakia’s position on Kosovo

By Milan Nič and Katarína Kertýsová. Photo: mzv.sk
3. Mar 2016  |  Western Balkans  |  Kosovo, Slovakia

Kosovo is the youngest and one of the poorest countries in Europe. Its prospect for state building and economic development continue to be hampered also by limited international recognition of the independence. Like all other countries of the Western Balkans, Kosovo was given a pledge of integrating into the EU and joined others in the gradual pre-accession process. This is why five EU non-recognitions – by Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Slovakia and Spain (further referred to as EU5) – carry heavier weight than most others.

Slovak foreign policy thinking in the run-up to the EU Council Presidency

15. Jan 2016  |  European Union  |  Slovakia, V4  |  Studies

The “Trends of Visegrad Foreign Policy” project provides a chance to examine the perceptions of Slovak policy makers and researchers and compare them with those of their Czech, Polish and Hungarian counterparts. During the summer of 2015, CEPI and its partners in the V4 countries, approached a total of 1711 foreign-policy stake-holders (diplomats and civil servants, researchers and journalists, politicians and businessmen) in the region with a set of 24 questions to identify their perception of current trends and goals of their country’s foreign policy.

Security challenges for Europe: Recommendations for Europe and Slovakia

By Marian Majer, Milan Šuplata, Jaroslav Naď. Photo credit: US Army, licensed by CC BY 2.0. 
24. Nov 2015  |  Security and Defence, European Union  |  Slovakia  |  Policy briefs

In June 2015 the European Council tasked the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini with developing the EGS (European Global Strategy) – a new strategy of European foreign and security policy. The document shall replace the still valid European Security Strategy from 2003. The original ESS (European Security Strategy) was written in a rather optimistic era of European unification, stabilisation of the European neighbourhood and economic prosperity. However, the security environment in our area has since dramatically worsened.

Kosovo’s diplomatic blues with EU non-recognizers (the case of Slovakia)

By Milan Nič. Photo credit: Arben Llapashtica, The Office of the Prime Minister of Kosovo
27. Oct 2015  |  Western Balkans  |  Slovakia, Kosovo

For many years, disagreement over Kosovo was one of the most flagrant examples of how difficult it is to operate a common EU foreign policy. Does signing of a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with representatives of the Kosovo government on 27 October in Strasbourg signal an important shift in the respective positions of the EU non-recognizers, or merely illustrates the fact that the Brussels institutions found a way to go around them?