Maros Sefcovic, a vice president of the European Commission, visited the Hoover Institution on Monday, June 13, 2011. Sefcovic is the representative from the Republic of Slovakia to the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union (EU), and the current European commissioner for interinstitutional relations and administration. He was in the first cohort of Czechoslovakians to participate in Hoover’s Diplomat Training Program in the spring of 1991.
In meetings with Hoover fellows, Commissioner Sefcovic discussed the roles of the EU and NATO in security around the world and the European countries’ military preparedness, as well as, economic and legal cooperation among European countries and their relationships with the United States. In addition to private meetings with Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz, Commissioner Sefcovic met with Hoover fellows Paul Gregory, Thomas Henriksen, Jeffrey Jones, Stephen Krasner, Edward Lazear, Charles McLure, Henry Rowen, and Richard Sousa. Following the meetings, Sefcovic toured the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.