Vishegrad Fund Policy Paper 2/20116:
V4 and the Internal Market:
Benelux of the 21st Century?
The authors consider in great detail both the activities of individual V4 countries in Brazil, India, China and South Africa, and their cooperation. Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic are particularly active in their attempts to establish trade and economic relations. Slovakia, having the smallest population and territory of the Visegrad Group countries and fewer diplomatic missions around the world, is less active in ...
... two-percent at the expense of social programs, and the frontline role in view of a potential armed conflict in Europe.
Vadim Trukhachev: the Visegrad Gainers from Ukraine Tragedy
The obvious beneficiary appears to be the Visegrad Group of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, where both Russia-haters and opponents of sanctions are set to obtain dividends.
Newly elected Polish president Andrzej Duda, whose campaign was permeated with the Ukraine parlance and insistence ...
... role of the Visegrad countries in the CEE policies of the European Union. Director of RAS Institute for European Studies Alexey Gromyko underlined the importance of the Visegrad Group for development of its member states and cooperation of Russia with Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Ambassador Priputen summed up the results of the Slovak presidency in the Visegrad Group.
Roundtable "The Visegrad Europe and Russia Today"
... organized from London and not by the Prague underground. Slovakia (1939–1945) and, to a lesser degree, Hungary (1944–1945) were fascist states, though there was no complete purge after the war and only leading Nazi figures were executed.
Poland differs from the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary in that it really suffered from the actions of the Soviet Union: the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the subsequent division of Poland, like mass events such as the Katyn massacre, will always be used as counterarguments ...
... was observed in 1998 when, after almost five years of stagnation, the four countries’ prime ministers met in Budapest and signed an agreement on the resumption of cooperation. It is indicative that this was preceded by the invitation to Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic to join NATO.
The third peak happened in the mid-2000s. It was related to the first steps of the group as EU members and was characterized by their desire to achieve equal rights with other EU member states and adjust their status within ...