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Miroslav Lajcák

Part-time Professor

School of Transnational Governance

Contact info

[email protected]

Working languages

Slovak, English

Miroslav Lajcák

Part-time Professor

School of Transnational Governance

Biography

Miroslav Lajčák is Adjunct-Professor at the EUI School of Transnational Governance and the EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and other Western Balkan regional issues.

Lajčák served as Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic from 2009 to 2010 and from 2012 to 2020. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Lajčák served as High Representative of the International Community and European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During his tenure, Bosnia and Herzegovina signed the landmark Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union.
A key figure in the mediation of the post-conflict crises in the Western Balkans, Lajčák also served as Executive Assistant to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Balkans from 1999 to 2001. He negotiated, organised and supervised the referendum on the independence of Montenegro in 2006 on behalf of the European Union. Lajčák also was President of the UN General Assembly (2017-2018) and OSCE Chairperson-in-office (2019).

His diplomatic career started in 1991 at the Slovak embassy in Moscow and among his other positions he also served as Slovak Ambassador to Japan and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Albania and Macedonia.

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