2013 marks 20 years since the "Velvet Divorce," or the break up of Czechoslovakia into two [...]independent states. Our conversation with the Czech and Slovak Ambassadors who discuss subsequent developments in their countries, in particular, since joining the EU. Questions pursued include what the EU is becoming, how its policies and institutions are evolving, how its role as international actor is enhanced (or not) in response to new global challenges, and why, under conditions of globalization, its relationship with the United States remains more important than ever. Moderated by Alan Berger, Retired editorial writer for international affairs, Boston Globe.The "EU Inside Out: Conversations with European Ambassadors" series is funded in part by a grant from the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Finance, Law & Policy at Boston University and the Czech and Slovak Association of Boston
October 23, 2013