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Analyses | | Ilona Gizińska, Krzysztof Dębiec
On 16 January, Slovakia’s prime minister Robert Fico visited Budapest, where he met Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán and president Katalin Novák. After his trip to Prague, this was the second bilateral foreign visit paid by Slovakia’s…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Nieczypor
On 21 September the Verkhovna Rada, the parliament of Ukraine, voted to amend the Law on National Minorities (Communities). All the parliamentary groups unanimously voted in its favour (only three MPs abstained from voting, no one opposed…
OSW Commentary | | Sandra Baniak
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Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
Slovakia’s foreign minister Rastislav Káčer has once again sharply criticised the actions of Viktor Orbán’s government. In a post on his Facebook profile published on the evening of 20 February, referring to Budapest’s policy on the war,…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
According to Frontex, in the first nine months of 2022, the number of attempted illegal crossings of the EU’s external borders in the Western Balkan section increased by 1,500% compared to 2019 and by 170% compared to 2021.
Analyses | | Konrad Popławski
On 27 May, the European Commission announced a recovery plan for the EU economy, the key element of which is the creation of the Next Generation EU fund, planned to amount to €750 billion. The basis for the proposal was the German-French…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
The elections to the European Parliament have weakened the Christian Democrats (EPP) and Social Democrats (S&D) in Central Europe; but although they have won fewer seats than five years ago, they still have an advantage over the other…
OSW Report | | Andrzej Sadecki, Tadeusz Iwański, Jakub Groszkowski
The Ukrainian-Russian war has prompted Bratislava, Prague and Budapest to take a new look at their eastern neighbourhood. Cooperation with Ukraine is gaining momentum, although relations with Russia are still the top priority for the Czech…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski, Mateusz Gniazdowski, Andrzej Sadecki
The divergences within the Visegrad Group over the NATO summit in Wales remain in contrast to the practice of the V4's co-operation in NATO
OSW Report |
The similarity of issues and geographical proximity have led the Visegrad 4 countries (V4) to undertake closer collaboration in natural gas policy, notably by agreeing on a common security of supply strategy, including regional emergency…