Monday, October 19, 2009

World Politicians in Bratislava

Dear YATA colleagues,

Slovakia will have a unique opportunity to host the NATO Defence Ministers Meeting this Wednesday and Thursday. At this occasion, it is expected the participation of more than 28 defence ministers and tens of other important guests from both sides of the Atlantic.

Slovakia has never hosted such an important event and it will be the only opportunity to host such a significant one for a long time. In order to utilize and multiply the presence of the defence ministers in Bratislava, the Slovak Atlantic Commission is organising– in cooperation with the Slovak Ministry of Defence and NATO Public Diplomacy Division – the only official accompanying conference of the NATO Defence Ministers Meeting in Bratislava- "New Challenges, Better Capabilities".

The intention of the conference is to interconnect the political debate, which will take place in a confidential atmosphere in a closed circle of the defence ministers, with a broader Slovak and international security community in the region and to transfer the debate to a more informal setting outside of the murals of the official NATO meeting.

You can watch the conference online as well! Just visit or
Program and speakers of the conference you can find here:

We will also have a Youth event "Voices of Freedom", attended by 60 young people, 25 of them from YATA.

Best wishes,


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