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№116 The prospects for Croatia’s co-operation with the Visegrad Group
№116 The prospects for Croatia’s co-operation with the Visegrad Group

Author(s): Andrzej Sadecki
Subject(s): Governance, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Developing nations, Geopolitics
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Croatia; Visegrad Group
Summary/Abstract: The Visegrad Group gained a new neighbour in the European Union on 1 July 2013. Given the geographic proximity, similar level of development and a number of shared interests, Croatia could become a valuable partner in Central European regional co-operation. Co-operation in the “V4+” format is possible in most of the Visegrad Group’s priorities, primarily in: energy security, transport, neighbourhood policy and EU enlargement. V4 could be attractive for Croatia as a grouping which forms broader coalitions within the EU and is helpful in solving regional problems. However, making use of this potential in practice will depend on the determination to enhance co-operation, and its success may be thwarted by temporary bilateral issues.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English