29th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland
Ambassador Iztok Mirošič took part in the debate titled “Crisis or the end of the international system as we know it”, which addressed the transition from multilateralism to a multipolar or even a new bipolar international system, including the return of geopolitics to the Western Balkans. Therefore, underlined Ambassador Mirošič, the EU enlargement process is exceptionally important
He explained that the EU needs to undergo an internal consolidation process to become an equal partner in geopolitical power struggle, for which it will need to improve the effectiveness of its decision-making and develop its own technological autonomy and sovereignty.
He confirmed the full commitment of both Slovenia and the EU to the multilateral system, international institutions and the rule of law, especially for coordinated addressing of climate, security and migration issues. Consequently, competitiveness and security cooperation at the global level strongly depend on a deal on Brexit and the UK’s future relations with the EU.
He went on to underline that, in the present era of technological and data-driven geopolitics, the EU, as the global normative power, is obliged to respect universal human rights and freedoms of the individual all over the world.