Brexit: British diplomacy’s charm offensive?

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson just visited Slovakia. He arrives only few days after PM May’s speech in Florence. What do you think is the main aim of British diplomacy after the speech and do you think that speech brought some clarity into the negotiations? Read few comments.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson with State Secretary Ivan Korcok. Credit: http://www.mzv.sk

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Slovakia and Hungary lost the case against refugee quotas. What does it mean?

As probably expected Slovakia and Hungary lost the challenge against the provisional mechanism for the mandatory relocation. What is your view on the verdict and maybe if there are some legal instruments how to push Slovakia and Hungary to accept this and to take asylum seekers. Read few comments.

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It is not just consolation prize for Slovakia’s FM Miroslav Lajcak

Slovakia’s FM Miroslav Lajcak was just elected President of the UN General Assembly. What is the most important President’s role, what he can do and what he cannot do inside the organization? And Lajcak’s wanted to be SeGen, is being the President of UN General Assembly a bit of a consolation prize or do you find this really important? Read few comments.

Slovakia’s FM Miroslav Lajcak. Credit http://www.mzv.sk

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Brexit: What does Britain want from the CEE and vice versa?

UK Minister for Brexit David Davis is just visiting Slovakia. How important is the CEE region for British government in upcoming Brexit negotiations? And what about the CEE, which is not the homogeneous group, but still what would you say CEE expect from Brexit? Read few comments.

Secretary of State for exiting the EU David Davis (L) and Slovak FM Miroslav Lajcak. Credit: www.mzv.sk

Secretary of State for exiting the EU David Davis (L) and Slovak FM Miroslav Lajcak. Credit: http://www.mzv.sk

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Migration crisis in 2016: Some steps have been taken, but…

EU has border guards, is moving with ETIAS system, migration compacts and Turkey deal (whatever we think about this) is still at place. How would you assess the last six months of management and solving of migration crisis from the EU maybe also taking into account that Slovakia just had rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU (and for better or worse my country was also somehow in the spotlight of migration crisis)? Read few comments.

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Slovakia’s EU Presidency didn’t overplay its hand

As we approach the end of the Presidency, this time I would would like to ask you for your view on the last six months. How do you perceive Slovak EU Presidency, what positives and negatives would you underline? Read few comments.

Logo of Slovak Council of the EU Presidency. Credit: www.mzv.sk

Logo of Slovak Council of the EU Presidency. Credit: http://www.mzv.sk

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What does Bratislava summit mean for the future of the EU?

What would be your take from Bratislava summit, any positive signs for the EU or not very much? Read few comments.

Bratislava Castle where 27 leaders of the EU’s Member States gathered. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Bratislava Castle where 27 leaders of the EU’s Member States gathered. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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