19 June, 2015 – 09:00 to 11:00
Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava

NATO’s Warsaw Summit: Implementing Wales or Introducing New Ideas?

One and half years into the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the security situation just behind the Eastern border of the EU and NATO remains fraught with risk. The dramatically changed security situation in both the East and South of Europe has compelled member nations to redesign their security policies and adapt the preparation of their armed forces to a new threat perception. Some of them accelerated modernisation plans or launched new acquisition programmes.  A major impetus came with the NATO summit in Wales, which defined the Alliance’s new objectives and requirements to be implemented in urgency. However, the actual performance of individual nations in meeting their commitments has differed greatly, which might negatively impact Europe’s capability and its coherence as a collective group when facing new threats.

What are the main challenges for European countries in the run-up to the NATO summit in Warsaw?

What are the capability shortfalls in NATO and the EU and how should CEE nations respond?

How can the business sector contribute to the adaptation of our nations to the new strategic environment?

Keynote speech by:

Milica Pejanović-Đurišić, Minister of Defence of the Montenegro, Podgorica

Speakers:

Péter Siklósi, Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy and Planning of Ministry of Defence, Budapest

Jiří Šedivý, Ambassador, Czech Delegation to NATO, Prague

Tomáš Valášek, Ambassador, Slovak Delegation to NATO, Bratislava

ChairMarian Majer, Head of the Security and Defence Policy Programme, CEPI, Bratislava

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.