Under the patronage of Cardinal Duka and with the participation of the ambassadors of Central European countries, a presentation of the project "Future of Central Europe" took place in Břevnov


Source: Patrimonium Sancti Adalberti (CZ) - In the Břevnov Monastery of the Benedictine Archabery of St. Adalbert and St. Margaret was held in Prague on the evening of Monday, May 22, 2023, under the patronage of H. Em. Dominic Cardinal Duka, presentation of closer Central European co-operation titled "Future of Central Europe" with the participation of ambassadors and councelors of embassies of seven Central European countries. The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic Pavel Blažek, members of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, public figures and experts of the organizing ssociation.

The meeting purposefully preceded 2-nd International Conference with the same topics, which will be held in Prague on October 13-15, 2023. This event was also an opportunity for a preparatory meeting of its organizers, who, in addition to the PSA organizing association, are also, similarly to last year, partner organizations from the countries of the Central European area.

The presentation 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 panelists of the presentation summarized in their presentations the main ideas of the above-mentioned publication and the whole topic and thus repeated the content of the March colloquium, this time for a wider audience. 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 worthy end to the official part of the meeting was the musical performance of the brilliant violin Duo Agape, which consists of Kateřina Krejčová and Klára Lešková. Three Central European classics were on the program. Specifically - Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Passacaglia, Béla Bartók: Selection from Dances for Two Violins and finally Antonín Dvořák: Romantic Pieces No. 1, Op. 75. Afterwards, the participants continued their informal discussion during a buffet dinner.