Mr Korčok is a career diplomat. He served as Ambassador in Berlin, Washington and as a Permanent Representative to the EU. As “Ministre délégué” he represented the Slovak Republic during the Slovak Presidency in the Council of the EU in relation to the EU institutions.
How should EU foreign policy look like to ensure that collectively, Europe is a relevant and impactful player at the global stage? What are the necessary ingredients that could galvanize the EU into a more confident, sovereign, and powerful global player? How can the EU strengthen its capacities to act on the global stage? How to reform internal cooperation between the Member States for the EU to acquire a much stronger and much more agile capacity to act globally?
How can the upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe help the Union in this vital process of self-reflection and adaptation after the pandemic? What are key reforms are necessary to make the Union more resilient and effective? Are we ready for the health Union? What new ideas for European governance should be tested?
The COVID-19 crisis has put the EU and its member states under enormous pressure, raising new challenges and exacerbating existing ones. But the EU and the Member States are working hard on a fair and inclusive recovery that will repair the economic and social damage caused by the pandemic while investing in green and digital future. The EU has also just embarked on the journey to conduct one of the biggest exercises in deliberative democracy on the Continent, the Conference on the Future of Europe that aims at giving the voice to the Europeans on what future EU they want.