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by Linda Tothova, Policy Assistant Brussels Office

The Council’s conclusions, following the “very busy and very important” Foreign Affairs Council, indicate that the EU is attempting to stand firm in a geopolitical storm despite the recent controversies.

The FAC occupied itself primarily with two burning issues: the future EU-Russia relations…


by Jacques Bughin, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at MachaonAdvisory; Venture Partner at Antler; Senior Advisor to Fortino; and Board Member of STOA at the European Parliament

By January 2021, the current sanitary situation of Europe remains challenging. The risk of a third pandemic wave of the COVID-19 is becoming…


by Lucia Rybnikárová*

Ever since the PESCO framework was launched in 2017, EU member states had proven unable to broker consensus on rules permitting third country participation in joint defence projects. But now, after nearly three years, on October 28th, the EU finally overcame this impasse.

An assessment of EU…


On February 12, GLOBSEC will host a conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Micahel R. Pompeo entitled The Legacy of 1989: Courage to be Free. Secretary Pompeo will engage with an audience of young Slovak leaders and students to consider the impressive economic growth and democratic progress the country has…


By Katarína Klingová

A new report by Slovak think tank GLOBSEC captures the complexity of Central European perceptions of geopolitics, EU and NATO membership, as well as the end of Communist regimes by looking at different age groups.

Generation Trends also highlights the tendency to believe in conspiracies. “The data…


By Kinga Brudzińska

Think tanks should operate along the same lines as a Michelin-starred restaurant. These tend not have vast menus and shy away from serving big portions on equally big plates (think long reports). Instead, the world’s best restaurants serve small portions of high-quality food on suitably modest crockery…


It’s been a busy start to 2019 for the GLOBSEC Policy Institute’s Defence and Security team. The first week back after the Christmas saw the publication of the latest report for GLOBSEC’s From Criminals to Terrorists and Back?,a project which has undoubtedly attracted significant media coverage over the past year…


GLOBSEC is partnering with the Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 (CRI) team at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) — a Washington D.C.-based think tank — to develop a CRI-based assessment of Slovakia. In doing so, our Policy Institute will work with the methodology created by Melissa Hathaway, a leading…


EP Elections and Beyond: Active Participation of EU citizens at All Levels

On November 29–30, 24 young leaders from 9 European countries (Slovakia, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Austria, France, Greece, FYROM and Italy), 4 partner representatives, 4 esteemed speakers and several GLOBSEC team-members immersed themselves in the complicated task of assessing…


By Kinga Brudzińska

December promises to be a busy month for EU leaders, with one final summit to squeeze in before they head home for Christmas. Apart from agreeing on a road map for the common deposit insurance scheme not much else is expected from the final gathering of 2018…

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