The Process of Accession to NATO and Its Influence on Shaping the Czech Republic Security System


The accession of the Czech Republic to NATO is reflected in the Czech security system, especially in the political, institutional, organizational and legislative areas. The article describes the ways to achieve the NATO key requirements: political, institutional, legislative, defence, resources, as well as information security and public support. In order to become fully capable to consume benefits of NATO membership and fulfil its obligations, appropriate legislative changes must be adopted. Four North Atlantic Treaty Organization pillars had to be integrated: Washington Treaty, defence planning, information security, mutual solidarity.

PhDr. Zdenek Borkovec, born in 1947, the Faculty of Journalism of the Prague Charles University (1973). In 1990, he joined to the MoD as chief of Administration for Public Relations ant at this time also performed the position of spokesperson of MoD. In 1995 he was appointed Director of the Military Security Policy department of MoD. In the period 1999-2002 he worked as a head of defence advisers, permanent CZ delegation to NATO. Later he was appointed deputy director of Defense Policy and Strategy Division and political director of MoD. In 2006 - 2010 he was posted as a head of the political section of the CZ permanent delegation to NATO, within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2010, he worked as CZ Deputy Ambassador.


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  • Comment Link Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:11 posted by Michael Pálka

    Velmi by mě zajímalo, zda-li se Česká republika po vstupu do NATO v roce 1999 zavázala k platbě na své vojenské výdaje ve výši minimálně 2% svého ročního HDP. Případně zda-li byl obdobný závazek v té době pro ostatní členy NATO.

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    Michael Pálka


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