Video: Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico at UCL
23 November 2009
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico lectured at UCL last week at the invitation of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES).
Click the player below to watch a video of the lecture
The Prime Minister spoke on the subject of 'Slovakia in the 21st Century'. He looked back to 1989, reflected critically as well as positively on the ensuing 20 years, and spoke optimistically about Slovakia's future. He answered searching questions afterwards from the audience.
The event formed the inaugural UCL-BACEE lecture. BACEE was a Foreign and Commonwealth Office non-departmental public body founded to keep channels open to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe by organising conferences and seminars.
Since the enlargement of the EU, which essentially fulfilled BACEE's mission, its Chairman, Lord Radice, approached UCL SSEES with the proposal to continue BACEE's mission through an annual high-profile lecture at UCL.
To find out more about UCL SSEES, use the link at the top of the article.