• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:20    |    
    Presentation by Lic. Pedro Trujillo
  • 01:50    |    
    • Condemnation of the London terrorist attacks
    • The geopolitical situation of the Czech Republic
  • 07:40    |    
    The Czech process of integration
    • Economic integration: the OECD
    • Joining NATO
    • Joining the European Union
  • 15:00    |    
    Crises in the EU
    • The Constitution treaty
    • The process of enlargement vs the process of integration
    • The crisis of multilateralism
  • 30:10    |    
  • 31:46    |    
    • Did the Czech Republic join NATO in order to get closer to the US?
    • What is your position on countries like Brazil and Chile joining the UN Security Council, and being able to develop nuclear technology?
      • The UN Security Council
      • The development of nuclear power
    • What is your position on your country accepting or not the EU currency?
      • Joining the Euro-zone
      • European financial and economic issues
      • The case of Germany
    • In relation to the inclusion of Japan and Germany in the UN Security Council, what do you think is the importance of Japan's unsolved diplomatic andn historical issues with its neighbors? Do you think that they may also damage Germany's position?
    • What do you think of the Czech cooperation with the Guatemalan army, regarding its transformation and modernization?
  • 01:04:14    |    
    Closing remarks by Lic. Trujillo
  • 01:04:57    |    
    Final credits

Process of Integration and Transformation of the Czech Republic 1990-2005

11 de julio de 2005 | Vistas: 3252 |

About this video

Cyril Svoboda lectures on the integration and transformation that the Czech Republic went through during its development process. By giving a brief description of the geopolitical situation of his country, he emphasizes on the importance that the Czech Republic has in Europe since it is right in the center of the continent. He talks about the economic integration which was accomplished through the joining of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the dilemma his country had on joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the fact that with joining the European Union, the Czech Republic had to share its power and sovereignty with other member states. Finally, Svoboda illustrates the two crises that took place in the European Union, how the process of enlargement prevailed over the process of integration before it was stopped by the European Union, and also comments on the crisis of multilateralism.


Process of Integration and Transformation of the Czech Republic 1990-2005
Cyril Svoboda

Friedrich A. Hayek Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, July 11, 2005

A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, July 2005
Camera: Jorge Samayoa; digital editing: Jorge Samayoa; index: Joseph Cole; synopsis: Sebastian del Buey; synopsis reviser: Daphne Ortiz; publication: Pedro David España


Cyril Svoboda is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic.…


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