EU Enlargement, NATO Enlargement and the Future of Transatlantic Relations

Supported by: The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Project span:
May 2001 – May 2002

Project team:
Martin Bruncko, Grigorij Mesežnikov, Oľga Gyárfášová, Marek Šťastný


Co-organizing Institutions: The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Slovakia; Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Slovakia; Center for Advanced Policy Research, Germany; Institute for International Relations, the Czech Republic, European University Institute, Italy; National Defense Academy, Austria; Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary; Center for Defense Information, Belgium.


Objective: T o analyze the possible preferences of V4 countries, (while paying careful attention to the characteristics shared by these countries) in the areas of foreign policy, economic integration, and transatlantic security architecture in the period before the enlargement of the European Union and North Atlantic Alliance



Publication: Visegrad Countries in an Enlarged Trans-Atlantic Community, in the English language only (November 2002).

Publication: Transatlantic Economic Relations – Position and Prospects of the Slovak Republic. The publication is available in the Slovak and English languages. (2002)

Publication: Security of the Slovak Republic and Integration into NATO and the European Union. The publication is available in the Slovak and English languages (July 2002).

Presentation of the project’s research findings at the Institute for the Study of Europe, Columbia University, New York (April 2002).

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