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“Reasonable Europe”: Czech Presidency of the Visegrad Group
“Reasonable Europe”: Czech Presidency of the Visegrad Group

Author(s): Łukasz Ogrodnik
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Visegrad Group V4; Czech presidency of the Visegrad Group V4; European Union; regional cooperation;
Summary/Abstract: On 1 July, the Czech Republic took over the rotating annual chairmanship of the Visegrad Group (V4). Like the Slovaks before them, the Czechs will emphasize EU themes in Visegrad cooperation. The Czech position, however, is more restrained towards European integration. The dispute between the European Commission (EC) and the government of Andrej Babiš regarding the spending of EU funds may have a negative impact on the position of the V4 states in the negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The Czech presidency is a good opportunity for Poland to develop regional cooperation in the field of security or transport.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English