12 January, 2017 – 17:00 to 18:30

The goal of this event is to bring together key opinion formers and scholars from the United Kingdom, Slovakia and its Visegrad neighbors, in order to garner a closer understanding of likely shape of the UK’s relations with these countries into the future. Close attention will be paid, in particular, to how the UK’s exit will affect the V-4, how bilateral relations will be affected, likely goals of the V-4 in “Brexit” negotiations, and how current events should affect existing scholarly models of these countries’ engagement with the EU. Particular attention will be paid to the “four freedoms” and the future “Geopolitics” of the EU and its wider neighborhood.


  • Welcome note:

Professor Jaroslav Šušol (Dean of Faculty of Arts, Comenius University)

Professor Simon Green (Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University)

  • Introductory Speech:

Andrew Garth (UK Ambassador to Slovakia)

  • Panel discussion with:

Andrew Garth (UK Ambassador to Slovakia)

Baroness Hayter (Shadow Brexit Minister)

Miroslav Wlachovsky (Former Ambassador of Slovakia to the UK)

Jakub Wisniewski (Research Director of Globsec Policy Institute)

Chair: Vladimir Bilcik (Comenius University, Bratislava)


Jakub Wiśniewski

Vice President of GLOBSEC & Director of the Globsec Policy Institute