A convinced supporter of closer European cooperation, also in the field of security and defense. Advocate for strong security ties with allies across the Atlantic.
During his active public (political) life, he has supported reforms in the area of police reform and new system of its accoutability. He has been active in the field of strengthening citizens’ rights to protection from eavesdropping. While served as a parliamentarian he held position of the Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee as well as the Chairman of the Special Control Committee for the Control of Military Intelligence. He also served as the chairman of the Slovak delegation to the parliaments of the NATO Assembly and the chairman of the Slovak-Polish Friendship Group. He also held the government posts of State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, later Minister of Defense.
He earned his diploma in Polical Science at the Comenius University in Bratislava, later he finished postgradual studies of Europen Economic and Public Affairs at Dublin European Institute (UCD) (MEconSc.). He defended a rigorous thesis (PhD degree) on the topic of Perspectives of closer cooperation in the field of security and defense of the EU member states at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica.