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Visegrad Group Analysis in its Anniversary Year: Not Just Summing Up the Results

... economic relations with Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic continue to develop in a fairly positive vein. Relations with Poland, however, have for many years remained hostage to the politics of their history. Three of the four Visegrad countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland) have already held the presidency of the Council of the European Union. Slovakia will assume the role in the second half of 2016. Despite the fact that since the adoption of the Treaty of Lisbon, this function has increasingly become ...


The Beneficiaries of the Ukrainian Crisis

... expense of social programs, and the frontline role in view of a potential armed conflict in Europe. Vadim Trukhachev 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. Domestic Politics Newly elected Polish president Andrzej Duda, whose campaign was permeated with the Ukraine parlance and insistence on military assistance to Kiev,...


Relations between Russia and Visegrad Group Discussed at RIAC

... 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"


Victory Day in Central and Eastern Europe – a Triumph Not Worth Celebrating?

... 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 to celebrating Victory Day....


The Visegrad Group in the Common European Process

... activity 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 ...


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