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

... the Russian analyst. On the other hand, in regard to the Visegrad Group countries, Russia does indeed occupy a qualitatively different geopolitical and geographic dimension compared to other BRICS members. It has a different history of relations with Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. To some degree, it justifies the approach adopted by the authors of the report, and at the same time, it heightens expectations for a separate report on the V4’s relations with Russia. The group’s power lies in its unity, which ...


The Beneficiaries of the Ukrainian Crisis

... two-percent at the 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,...


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

... “resistance” was the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, planned and 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 ...


The Visegrad Group in the Common European Process

... established in 2000. It accumulates and allocates resources to support regional interaction in cultural areas and rapprochement with the Eastern Partnership countries. The Visegrad Group’s annual interaction plans are coordinated alternately by Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, with the Presidency rotating in late June [4] . It is important to note that the Presiding countries’ plans often lack the main element – continuity. In other words, the VG represents a policymakers’ club or a regional ...


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