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Visegrad Four Cooperation: Sufficient Reason for Its Existence?
Visegrad Four Cooperation: Sufficient Reason for Its Existence?

Author(s): Dariusz Kałan
Subject(s): Governance, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Economic development, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Visegrad region; Central Europe; European Union; geopolitics; international relations; regional cooperation;
Summary/Abstract: When, almost 30 years ago, Timothy Garton Ash asked in the title of his famous essay “Does Central Europe exist?,” he only exposed the more general attitude of Western societies, for whom everything east of Germany was an indefinite blank spot on the map; the area ironically described by Czesław Miłosz as “Ubi leones land.” Today, however, Central Europe, after its great changes in 1989, 1999 and 2004, has been undoubtedly promoted to become a recognised part of the Western world, having its own strong political and cultural identity that seems to be more and more attractive for foreign observers. Having established that Central Europe actually exists, then, it is now necessary to ascertain what it actually is.

  • Page Range: 57-60
  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English