Zuzana Čaputová, President of the Slovak Republic, addressed GLOBSEC 2023 on Monday, 29 May.

  • Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová addressed the GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum with a clear message: “We are far more resilient than expected.”
  • She stressed that in order to prevail “we need to stay the course – continue what we are doing and do it better.”

As leaders gather in Bratislava, Slovakia to discuss how to overcome global fragility, Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová, delivered a special address at the opening of the  GLOBSEC 2023 Forum, saying solidarity and unity improved our position – among the EU and NATO members. She also pledged Slovakia will ensure that no Ukrainians remain left in the occupied territories (such as Yahidne), and those who committed crimes will be held accountable.

In her speech, she also said we should enforce already existing legislation and be ready to strengthen it if needed to prevent the spreading of lies and propaganda. At the global level, we should press the owners of social media to control the content and take more responsibility.

To watch the opening speech, see here (from 17.00 min).

About GLOBEC 2023

The 18th edition of GLOBSEC’s annual Bratislava Forum will take place from 29 – 31 May, to which a record number of regional and international politicians as well as renowned opinion leaders, have confirmed their attendance. The meeting will convene 1200 leaders from over 60 countries, including 11 heads of state and government from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and beyond.

The programme of the GLOBSEC 2023 Forum calls on leaders from the CEE region and beyond to address immediate needs regarding geopolitical cooperation and security issues while laying the groundwork for a more sustainable and resilient world. It also focuses on working toward solutions while enhancing public-private cooperation on the interconnected issues of energy, innovation, infrastructure, and health. The full agenda is available here.

The GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum is the preeminent international strategic conference on the frontlines of a newly divided world. Over the 18 years of its existence, the Forum has established itself as the most distinguished platform throughout the CEE region. This year it has been organized with help from the Czech and Austrian governments.

For more information, visit https://forum2023.globsec.org/ and share it on social media using the hashtag #GLOBSEC2023.


GLOBSEC is a global think-tank based in Bratislava committed to enhancing security, prosperity and sustainability in Europe and throughout the world. It is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organisation. With its presence in Bratislava, Brussels, Kyiv, Vienna, and Washington, GLOBSEC’s mission is to influence the future by generating new ideas and solutions for a better and safer world. To this goal contributes the annual GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum, one of the leading global security conferences. GLOBSEC also organises the annual GLOBSEC Tatra Summit, a conference that provides the opportunity for experts to have fruitful political discussions on the future of Europe.