University of Oxford expert on Slovak FM Lajcak’s candidacy for the next UN SecGen

An email interwiew with Sam DawsDirector, Project on UN Governance and Reform, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford.

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Slovakia’s FM Lajcak for the next UN SecGen?: Some voices from P5 and V4

The candidacy of Slovak FM Miroslav Lajcak for the next UN Secretary General is now official. In general, what may your country expect from a candidate as P5 country or as V4 country and hypothetically could Slovak FM Lajcak be an acceptable candidate for your country? Read few comments.

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslava Lajcak. Credit: ww.mzv.sk

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslava Lajcak. Credit: ww.mzv.sk

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Edward Lucas about upcoming Globsec

Why do you think Globsec in its 11th edition is still  important and what should be its focus?

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Dutch Minister Ploumen: Manage borders, take refugees from Turkey

,,One thing is clear: if we do not act the adverse effects on our societies, on refugees that under the UN Convention have a right to shelter and on our European project, will only increase,” said Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in an email interview. This interview was originally published in daily Pravda in Slovak.

Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Credit: government.nl

Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Credit: government.nl

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The Netherlands EU Presidency has to use all the pragmatic, problem-solving skills

The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 January to 30 June 2016.

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Can Slovakia learn something from Romania’s anti-corruption efforts?

Slovak officials are interested in knowing more about Romania’s anti-corruption approach. In general, what do you think about what is going in Romania on the field of fighting corruption, do you think that some transfer of Romanian anti-corruption know-how would be helpful also for other countries? Read few comments.

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Finding allies? PM Cameron just visited Slovakia

PM David Cameron is trying to find allies which will support his reform proposals re EU. Cameron met Slovak PM Robert Fico and he had delivered speech at Globsec conference. In your opinion, what kind of support, if any, he may expect from Central and Eastern European countries? Read few comments.

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