Ján Čarnogurský, former Prime Minister of the SR (1991 – 1992), former Chairman of the Christian Democratic Movement and the Minister of Justice (1998 – 2002)
František Šebej, former Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee of the House of Nations of the Federal Assembly of the CSFR (1990 – 1992), and Chairman of the Committee for European Integration of the National Council of the SR (1998 – 2002)
Veronika Lombardini, the Director of the Department of Political Relations with the EU of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jaroslav Daniška, a co-worker of the Conservative Institute, and editor of the publication
Using the words of Jaroslav Daniška, an editor of the publication, „This world is not a perfect place for life, and as well as no laws can suppress all human crimes, there is no world power or alliance which would be able to eliminate their enemies. Therefore every country, including Slovakia, must be ready to protect security of its citizens and territory. Every country needs a military capacity for its defence. Despite that, small countries like Slovakia cannot rely only on their own armies and need to find allies. Finally, this is not only the case of Slovakia. Even the strong ones like Great Britain or the United States are dependent on allies. And so here is the question: what type of international security co-operation suits our country?"
The authors try to find answers to this question in the publication contributions. The objective is not to find a single position but to open a discussion that should continue in the future, too because Slovakia will have to search for answers even when being a NATO member.
The publication was issued within the project Together to NATO and the EU with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The publication is available only in Slovak language here as an Adobe Acrobat PDF.