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Yearbook of Slovakia's Foreign Policy 2018
Yearbook of Slovakia's Foreign Policy 2018

Author(s): Zuzana Gabrižová, Martin Vlachynský, Pavol Szalai, Tomáš Čižik, Július Lőrincz, Juraj Marušiak, Jakub Šimek
Contributor(s): Peter Brezáni (Editor)
Subject(s): National Economy, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Political behavior, Economic development, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia's EU policy; International relations; defense policy;Slovak economy; green Slovakia; Security; Visegrad Group; Foreign policy; State administration; EU and NATO; Economic policy;
Summary/Abstract: Now that we live in an age dominated by slogans, rather than arguments, it would be fitting to begin this Yearbook introduction with a short motto. However, it is impossible to characterize a whole year in international affairs in one word. Or even in one sentence. Especially a year such as 2018 was.In Slovakia 2018 was a year of anniversaries that reminded us of the roots of our statehood as well as the events that undermined it in the course of the twentieth century.But it was also a year in which a terrible crime reminded us about the strange power of the fateful “8” in our nation’s history and led to civic mobilization. Many important questions about our society were raised. In international affairs one could describe 2018 as a year in which we went one step forward and two steps backwards. As if a strange uneasiness permeated the whole system of international affairs, dominated by a lack of trust not only in each other, but also in the rules and institutions that we have jointly created to govern international affairs. Most of us know and understand, or at least instinctively feel, that in an increasingly interconnected world we need to work together to resolve common problems. Yet, we have seen more and more tendencies towards unilateralism, separatism or nationalism.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-80-89356-88-1
  • Page Count: 182
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English
Slovakia’s EU policy in 2018: balancing core and periphery

Slovakia’s EU policy in 2018: balancing core and periphery
(Slovakia’s EU policy in 2018: balancing core and periphery)

2018: Doing well, but no plan B

2018: Doing well, but no plan B
(2018: Doing well, but no plan B)

Decarbonization of the Slovak economy: who will pay for a green Slovakia?

Decarbonization of the Slovak economy: who will pay for a green Slovakia?
(Decarbonization of the Slovak economy: who will pay for a green Slovakia?)

Slovak security and defense policy in 2018

Slovak security and defense policy in 2018
(Slovak security and defense policy in 2018)

When pragmatism wins: Slovakia in the Visegrad Group

When pragmatism wins: Slovakia in the Visegrad Group
(When pragmatism wins: Slovakia in the Visegrad Group)

Western Balkans – a lost year or a useful year?

Western Balkans – a lost year or a useful year?
(Western Balkans – a lost year or a useful year?)

Contradictory messages of Slovakia’s eastern policy in 2018

Contradictory messages of Slovakia’s eastern policy in 2018
(Contradictory messages of Slovakia’s eastern policy in 2018)

Slovak development cooperation in 2018

Slovak development cooperation in 2018
(Slovak development cooperation in 2018)

A chronology of important events in Slovak foreign policy in 2018

A chronology of important events in Slovak foreign policy in 2018
(A chronology of important events in Slovak foreign policy in 2018)

Treaties, agreements, conventions published in 2018

Treaties, agreements, conventions published in 2018
(Treaties, agreements, conventions published in 2018)

Structure of the state administration authorities acting in international and European affairs in 2018

Structure of the state administration authorities acting in international and European affairs in 2018
(Structure of the state administration authorities acting in international and European affairs in 2018)

List of the embassies of the EU, NATO, and some other countries

List of the embassies of the EU, NATO, and some other countries
(List of the embassies of the EU, NATO, and some other countries)

List of consulates in the Slovak Republic

List of consulates in the Slovak Republic
(List of consulates in the Slovak Republic)

List of the embassies of the Slovak Republic, permanent missions, consulates general, Slovak institutes abroad

List of the embassies of the Slovak Republic, permanent missions, consulates general, Slovak institutes abroad
(List of the embassies of the Slovak Republic, permanent missions, consulates general, Slovak institutes abroad)

List of consulates of the Slovak Republic headed by the honorary consuls

List of consulates of the Slovak Republic headed by the honorary consuls
(List of consulates of the Slovak Republic headed by the honorary consuls)

Numbers of the members of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic in peace missions

Numbers of the members of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic in peace missions
(Numbers of the members of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic in peace missions)

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