29 October, 2015 – 14:00 to 16:00
CEPI/SAC, Klariská 14, 812 83 Bratislava. Photo credit: UD/Frode Overland Andersen, licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0

The Central European Policy Institute in cooperation with the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID) invites for the public debate Towards the Warsaw Summit – Central Europe’s interests.

Summit in Wales in September 2014 was one of the most important events for NATO since the end of the Cold War. Adoption of the Readiness Action Plan and its implementation was a crucial changeover in strategic thinking and defence planning especially for member states located on the NATO`s eastern flank, including countries of Visegrad. All of them committed themselves to increase the defence budgets and boost capability development, and have already started to implement these plans. However, this development was in some aspects not as smooth and flexible as expected. Therefore, summit in Warsaw, planned for July 2016, should provide member states with the new impetus to the further changes and short-term measures should be replaced by a long-term strategic adaptation. What are the Visegrad priorities for summit agenda that should be taken into account?  How implementation of RAP so far strengthened the region and the Alliance against the most immediate threats? What kind of relations between NATO and Russia can serve best the interest of the Alliance and V4 in the new security situation? How should further enlargement process of NATO look like?

RSVP: Due to the limited capacity, we would kindly ask you to confirm your participation by 27 October 2015 to the e-mail: [email protected].

Chair of the debate:

Dániel Bartha, Executive Director, Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy, Hungary

Panelists:

Peter Bátor, Head of Security Policy Division, Office of the President

Tomáš Kulda, Energy Security Programme Manager, Prague Security Studies Institute, Czech Republic

Milan Šuplata, Senior Fellow, Central European Policy Institute, Slovakia

You can download the program here.

Discussion will be held in English.

You can read our report from the event here.

The event is organised in the framework of the Visegrad Security Project led by the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy in partnership with the Central European Policy Institute (CEPI), The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), and the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI).

The project is funded by the International Visegrad Fund (IVF).

 

Speakers

Dániel Bartha

Former Managing Director, Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy

Milan Šuplata

Former Senior Fellow for Security and Defence