Slovakia after the Elections: Domestic and Foreign Policy Implications
On July 18, 2006, CSIS's New European Democracies Project (NEDP) and Friends of Slovakia (FOS) co-hosted a meeting of the U.S.-Slovak Security and Foreign Policy Roundtable series. Guest speakers were: Martin Butora, former Slovak ambassador to the U.S.; Grigorij Meseznikov, president of the Slovak Institute for Public Affairs; Ambassador Rastislav Kacer; and Zora Butorova, leading Slovak analyst and public opinion researcher. The speakers analyzed the results and implications of the June 17 parliamentary elections in Slovakia, and commented on the evolution of bilateral relations between Bratislava and Washington. The meeting was co-chaired by Theodore Russell, former U.S. ambassador to Slovakia, and Janusz Bugajski, director of NEDP.