Invitation – V4 in 2014: Lack of Cohesion or Excessive Expectations?

AMO – the Association for International Affairs with kind support of the International Visegrad Fund

takes a great pleasure in inviting you to a debate:


In the wake of the Ukraine crises, the Visegrad Group was not able find a strong common position. Many were disillusioned and claimed that this cooperation format has exhausted its potential and is not viable anymore. Poland had expected much more support for its hawkish stance towards Russia; the Czechs had introduced different Central European cooperation concepts which excluded some V4 members and the Hungarian Prime Minister delivered a speech in which he underlined inspiration from ‘illiberal democracies’. Meanwhile, Slovakia, which has been holding the V4 Presidency since July, put forward a very ambitious programme.

Has the Visegrad Group fallen into the trap of its own excessive expectations? 
Will it survive the lack of cohesion over Ukraine? 
What is the view from Warsaw, Budapest and Bratislava? 
What are the prospects of the V4 in 2014?

Speakers include:

Daniel Hegedus, German Council on Foreign Relations  
Dominik P. Jankowski, National Security Bureau of the Republic of Poland 
Milan Nic, Central European Policy Institute

Chair: Vit Dostal, Association for International Affairs

Working language: English

Time and venue:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 14:00 – 16:00
European House, Jungmannova 24, Prague 1

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The event is organized as a part of the project ‘Central European Perspectives: Integration Achievements & Challenges of the V4 States after 10 Years in the EU’, which is co-funded by the International Visegrad Fund.

Vit Dostal’s analytical comments on V4 cooperation:

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