is pleased to invite you to a luncheon with
Ambassador Igor Slobodnik
of the Slovak Republic Embassy to France
Migrants, asylum seekers, freedom of the press, Rule of Law, respect
for the judiciary, Russian sanctions, Nato, Euro-scepticism,
Sounds like the US, doesn't it? Could be. However, these are the issues facing the Visegrad, or the V4 as they are commonly referred to, a group of Eastern European countries formed in 1991 and composed of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary. Some of these issues have recently pitted Slovakia against the others and have transformed the V4 into a political factor to be reckoned with inside the EU. Slovakia, as the current president of the V4, must often reconcile the divergent views of this group.
Please join us to hear the Ambassador discuss:
Visegrad Countries in the EU Context
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.
Le Cercle de l’Union Interalliée
33, rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, Paris 8
Igor Slobodník started his diplomatic career in 1992 in Prague, at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia as Private Secretary to the Minister. He occupied several positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, as well as at the Ministry of Defence of Slovakia. In 1993, he became Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Slovakia in Denmark. In 1997, he was appointed Ambassador of Slovakia to the United Kingdom, later serving as Political Director at the Ministry of Defence. In 2004, he became the Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the North Atlantic Council. In 2008, he took the position of the Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2010 to 2015, Mr Slobodník served as Ambassador of Slovakia to the Federal Republic of Germany, and subsequently served as State Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic.
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Refunds for cancellations made prior to November 26th, 2018 only.
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