According to the head of Slovak diplomacy, the victory of Ukraine will guarantee real and long-term peace in Europe. "More military support for Ukraine, more liberated territories and people and more effective sanctions mean better prospects for peace diplomacy in the future," writes RASTISLAV KÁČER.

China is paying more and more for technological research in Europe, including Slovakia. A new study says that efforts to modernise its military may be at the root of this. Some countries have therefore issued guidelines on international research cooperation, Slovakia is not among them.

Sweden signed up to the principles of social justice and gender equality represented by feminist foreign policy in 2014. Since then, it has pioneered and inspired countries such as France, Germany and Canada. The new government of the centre-right three-party coalition will not continue with the concept.

The rising cost of materials, energy, and dependence on imports from third countries could limit the European defence industry’s renaissance, representatives of the sector warn.