We tackle the Visegrad Four cooperation in this episode, talking about its past, present, and future with Wojciech Przybylski, the editor in chief of Visegrad Insight and chairman of Res Publica Nowa. The V4 group made up of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia has received much attention since the European migration crisis broke out in 2015. This attention, however, might have overshadowed the fact that Visegrad has often found it hard to stake out common positions and that its role, in a coming potential multi-speed Europe, could be upended even more.
History minute: Why Central Europe matters — at least for Central Europeans
History of the Visegrad Group, Visegrad Group official website
Vote Splitting in the V4, VoteWatch Europe, Visegrad Insight, 15 May 2017
Public Opinion Poll on Crucial V4 Issues, Nézőpont Intézet, 14 September 2017
Unity of Central Europe’s Visegrad Group under Strain, Lili Bayer, Politico Europe, 31 August 2017