Our senior researcher Jana Juzová wrote an article for VISEGRAD/INSIGHT on "The Czech Republic and Slovakia in the lead". Since July, the Czech Republic has held the presidency of the EU Council and Slovakia the presidency of the Visegrad Four. Although the V4 is now in the shadow of Czech and Slovak foreign policy, this does not mean that it is less important or that it is falling apart. However, the V4 crisis triggered by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán may be an opportunity for the Czech Republic and Slovakia to determine the direction of the Visegrad Four.
The V4 is a natural primary platform for discussion among the nations as they still have to deal with similar challenges and share some considerations due to their common history and geographical and geopolitical position.
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Expertise: regionalism, Visegrad cooperation, democratization and European integration of the Western Balkan countries, EU enlargement