Břevnov Monastery hosted a "Colloquium on Central Europe" with the participation of Czech legislators


Source: Patrimonium Sancti Adalberti (CZ) - On the evening of Monday, 6 March 2023, the Benedictine Monastery of St. Adalbert and St. Margaret in Prague hosted a "Colloquium on Central Europe", organized by Patrimonium Sancti Adalberti, on the topic of the global project Three Seas - Intermarium - Central Europe. The participants of the colloquium were mainly Czech legislators (MPs and Senators), public figures and experts from the organizing association.

The colloquium focused on the publication "Saint Adalbert and the Central Europe", which was published by the aforementioned association in 2021, and the conclusions of the international conference of the same name, which was held in June 2022 in Prague with the participation of representatives of six countries of the Central European region (the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia and Serbia).

The guests of the colloquium were Alvino-Mario Fantini and Vladimír Palko. Alvino-Mario Fantini is an American expert on political philosophy and international relations who has been a long-time contributor to the Wall Street Journal in Brussels and is currently editor-in-chief of quarterly The European Conservative and a member of the board of directors of the Center for the Renewal of Europe. Vladimír Palko, a Slovak mathematician and former Minister of the Interior, is the 2022 recipient of the Sancti Adalberti Award for outstanding contribution to Central European cooperation. Both guests opened the meeting with their greetings.

The panelists of the colloquium summarized in their presentations the main ideas of the above-mentioned publication and the whole topic. Petr Drulák, professor at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, political scientist, columnist and former Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, explained Global aspects of the need of Central European cooperation. He was followed by Doc. Zdeněk Koudelka, a lawyer, university teacher and long-time vice-chairman of the Constitutional Law Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, with a reflection on Which state-law model is the most suitable for closer cooperation of Central European countries. Zdeněk Žák, an expert in transport infrastructure and distribution networks and former Minister of Transportation of the Czech Republic, presented his Vision of the Central European Economic Area and its strategic infrastructure. The panel was closed by Michal Semín, publisher, columnist and editor of the proceedings, who focused on Values anchoring the future Central European cooperation.

A great ending to the panel was a musical performance by violin virtuoso Marie Hasoňová, who enthralled the audience with a masterpiece by Niccolo Paganini - Caprice No.5, Op. 1. Afterwards, the participants continued their informal discussion during a buffet dinner, accompanied by Marie Hasoňová's dulcimer music, which played and sang folk songs of the Central European region.