The Edinburgh University European Union Society is pleased to invite you to a special event:
Reflections on Slovakia's place in Europe, the Slovak EU presidency, the future of Europe and EU-UK relations
His Excellency Dr Ľubomír Rehák
Ambassador of the Slovak Republic
to the Court of St James’s
Wednesday 28 September 2016
1.15pm to 2.15pm
David Hume Tower
Doors open from 1pm
Slovakia holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union from July to December 2016. The country has an important role in coordinating the EU’s response to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. It has been the custom for several years that the ambassador of the country’s mission in London make a visit to Scotland during the course of the presidency. As part of this visit, Ambassador Rehák will speak to the EU Society.
Anthony Salamone | Chair
European Union Society President
About the Speaker
Ambassador Ľubomír Rehák entered the Slovak Foreign Ministry in 1992, serving first in Moscow as Private Secretary to the Ambassador and Political Officer for Central Asia. He was subsequently Deputy Head of Mission in Lisbon and later European Correspondent of the Foreign Ministry, responsible for the Common Foreign and Security Policy. Dr Rehák was then Chargé d'affaires in Minsk, where he also undertook duties for the EU Local Presidency in Belarus. Appointed Ambassador in 2008, he became the Representative of Slovakia to the EU Political and Security Committee. On returning to Bratislava in 2010, he was made a Political Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was then Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic. Dr Rehák returned in 2012 as a Political Director in the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. In 2015, he was appointed Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the Court of St James's.
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