Search: Hungary,Slovakia (5 materials)

EU Migrant Crisis: A Blast From The Past

... of illegal migration was spinning out of control and turning into an avalanche, the EU summit adopted a decision setting mandatory resettlement quotas of asylum seekers for each member state. Hungary was told to take 1,294 people, Slovakia 802 etc. Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Romania — full members of the EU with supposedly equal powers — voted against. Nevertheless, the issue was decided by a majority vote — a system usually used on issues that do not affect national sovereignty. Other ...


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

... their foreign policy agenda. This is perhaps why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation does not list the V4 among Russia’s cooperation partners [11] . Against this background, Russia’s bilateral 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 ...


The Beneficiaries of the Ukrainian Crisis

... 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,...


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

... following data are often brought up: in the 1960s, the per capita GDP in Czechoslovakia amounted to 60–65% of the Austrian, whereas in 1991, after the complete withdrawal of Soviet troops, it fell to virtually 16% . This fact is quite obvious: Czechoslovakia and Hungary and Poland developed more slowly than Austria. At the same time, the state of affairs with respect to the development of the countries of Central-Eastern Europe before and after the socialist period deserves separate attention. Table 1. per capita ...


The Visegrad Group in the Common European Process

... regarding the Benes Decrees [9] . Slovakia did not follow the example set by Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic and recognize Kosovo's independence. Poland and the Czech Republic decided on the U.S. missile defense deployment without consulting Hungary and Slovakia, and later raised a question over the signing of the Lisbon Treaty, while Hungary signed first. To date, multidirectional vectors have been eroding regional cohesion due to the contradictory nature of each country’s national interest. Photo: ...


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