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The Visegrad Group in Czech Policy
The Visegrad Group in Czech Policy

Author(s): Łukasz Ogrodnik
Subject(s): Governance, Public Administration, Public Law, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Czech Republic; Visegrad Group; Central Europe
Summary/Abstract: The Czech Republic sees the Visegrad Group as a platform to build regional economic ties and an ad hoc political alliance, mainly, at present, as an instrument of collective opposition to mandatory migrant quotas proposed by the European Commission. Czech policy in the V4 is based on the principle that cooperation within the group cannot take place at the expense of close relations with Germany, nor can it become a policy of sustained opposition to European integration. The parliamentary election scheduled for autumn 2017, and the related focus of Czech politicians on internal matters, will reduce their activity in international forums, including the V4.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English