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Lajčák Attends the GLOBSEC International Advisory Committee and Gives Address at Conference on 30th Anniversary of Democracy in Central European States

Lajčák Attends the GLOBSEC International Advisory Committee and Gives Address at Conference on 30th Anniversary of Democracy in Central European States

21.9.2019 | Aktivity ministra | SR a EÚ | Slovensko a Európska únia

Yesterday (20 September 2019) Miroslav Lajčák, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister, attended the session of the GLOBSEC International Advisory Committee in New York and gave an address at the conference devoted to the 30th anniversary of democratic transition in Central Europe. The core objective of the event was to create a discussion platform for the public and private sectors and to identify the challenges that we have ahead of us in these times of breakthrough changes and to formulate responses to and recommendations for these challenges. “The world is changing; it is unpredictable, too competitive and often even hostile. Some prognoses predict that by 2050 no European Union country will belong among the top seven industrially developed states in the world and its share in the world population will become increasingly negligible. However, the EU as a whole represents a political and economic power. We decided to give up a part of our sovereignty in exchange for our protection, prosperity and a growing standard of living. The viability of the EU should be in our life interest,” stated Minister Lajčák.

 

The GLOBSEC event included a Gala Dinner during which the organizers officially awarded figures who greatly contributed to spreading freedom and democracy in the Central European states. The keynote guest of the evening was the President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová, who gave an address.