Visegrad plus: expanding alliance or a tool of advocacy?

Foreign relations and seeking partnerships with external partners have always had a significant role in the operation of the Visegrad Group, however it certainly shifted and evolved after the integration of the V4 countries into the Euro-Atlantic structure. But how Visegrad+, the foreign policy framework of the Visegrad Group can contribute to the V4’s international […]

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Foreign and Economic Policy of the V4

Abstract: The Visegrad Group’s efficiency is ensured by its ability to respond to the constantly changing international political and economic environment, in line with the interests of the Member States. The current study highlights those foreign and economic policy areas where the V4 has a jointly articulated position and aims to assert its interests as […]

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Political Cooperation and Disagreements: 30 Years of the V4

Abstract: On 15 February 1991, the President of Czechoslovakia, Václav Havel, the President of Poland, Lech Wałęsa and the Prime Minister of Hungary, József Antall signed the Visegrad Declaration which aimed at fostering regional cooperation between the parties involved. The three Central European countries recognized the similarity of their situation from an economic, geopolitical and […]

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Prospects and Perspectives for the Visegrad Four Cooperation

Authors: Ágnes Vass and Bence Kocsev The evaluation of the Visegrad Four Cooperation (V4), especially in the current debates, is often two-sided: while on the one hand it is criticised for being branded mainly by Poland and Hungary to serve their political priorities on the European level, on the other hand, it is perceived as […]

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The Future Prospects of the V4

Abstract:  In honour of the thirtieth anniversary of the Visegrad Group, this paper will be analysing the future prospects of the V4 countries in the next decade, including economic and demography forecasts, foreign policy and neighbourhood policy, potential dynamics in Eastern Europe, energy security and improvement of the transport infrastructure. Keywords: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, […]

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30 years of Cooperation: Aims and Successes of the Visegrad Group

Abstract: The foundation of the Visegrad Group can be considered as a unique effort toward a multilateral and subregional partnership in Central and Eastern Europe, aimed at creating a framework discussing and representing common interests of its member states both on external and regional platforms. This current study seeks to outline the most outstanding achievements […]

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Thirty years of Visegrad. Summits, meetings and themes of a Central European cooperation

Author: Tamás Orbán The constellation known as the Visegrad Group has been widely regarded as the political success story of Central Europe, and even though it has experienced temporary setbacks as every long-term political project does, the V4 has been able to grow in scope and relevance even after its initial goals had been met. […]

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