Polexit: Would the Polish population support an exit from the European Union?
Miklós Mitrovits, a historian and an expert on Poland talks about the Polish local elections and the exit of the Polish population from the European Union.
Who do Poles like?
Czechs, Italians, Slovaks, Hungarians and Americans are among the most liked nationalities by Poles, according to the Center for Public Opinion Research (CBOS). Romanians and Arabic people are the least liked.
Poland in need of foreign workers
The recent decrease in invitations to Eastern workers to Poland, encouraged by both the Polish government and the EU, has negatively affected Poland’s economy. Mateusz Rzemek underlines the dangers of the current government failing to adopt a clear migration policy.
The importance of the V4 cooperation
Former Ministerial Commissioner for the Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrád Group Krisztina Varjú talks about the intensity of the V4 cooperation, the Digital V4 and the Visegrád Fund.
The fate of Eurozet will be decided in Prague not in Warsaw
Czech billionaire Daniel Křetínský will soon decide whether to sell Eurozet which George Soros is interested in taking over. Grzegorz Górny explains why the fate of the Polish media group will be decided in Prague and not Warsaw.
Szijjarto in Warsaw: V4 is the engine driving the EU
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szíjjártó has said that “George Soros has a clear vision of the future of Europe, which is fundamentally against the vision of the Hungarian government”.
V4 Helps: Stopping Migration to Europe and Assisting Persecuted Christians
Tristan Azbej, the state secretary responsible for assisting persecuted Christians and for the implementation of the Hungary Helps Program talks about the victims of the Syrian violence and the Open Hospitals project which supports facilitating hospital care systems in Syria.
Duda: “Middle East much broader issue than Iran”
President Andrzej Duda underlined that the Middle East conference planned in Warsaw in February is part of increasing Poland’s prestige, but also a duty as member of the UN Security Council. He also emphasized that Poland is a neutral territory when it comes to the Middle East.
The economic and social weight of startups in the V4 countries
Piroska Szalai, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Budapest Enterprise Agency, talks about the startup ecosystem as well as the economic and social weight of startups in Hungary, and in the V4 countries.
Europe in a changing world
As Poland, Central Europe, the entire continent and the world with it has changed, so too must the European Union. Professor Marek A. Cichocki explains the importance of the need for change in the EU for Poland’s security.
Western Europe vs. CEE: “Fifteen” shooting at “five”
The European Parliament has not found time to debate the situation in France but will intervene in the internal affairs of the Czech Republic. PiS MEP Ryszard Czarnecki argues that the Czech Republic has become the fifth country to be “shot at” by “fifteen” from Western Europe.
Products with the same label are different in Eastern and Western Europe
Róbert Zsigó, State Secretary for Food Chain Supervision at the Ministry of Agriculture talks about the recent V4 cooperation that could end dual food quality in Europe.
New Central European bloc may emerge in addition to V4 and Three Seas Initiative
In addition to the Visegrad Four and the Three Seas Initiative, a new central European bloc formed around common security issues relating to Russia is beginning to form, writes Grzegorz Górny. The initiative could be called “S” – for a S-shaped route from the Baltic sea countries through Poland and Ukraine down to Romania.
CEE economic growth to remain strong, ECB forecasts
Economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe will remain strong this year, but Western Europe and the United States might soon face the consequences of a Chinese slowdown, a recent report of the European Central Bank (ECB) says.
The blunders of Juncker and Tusk
During the last four years of administration under Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU has not only been unable to fix its problems, but has created new ones. Law and Justice MEP Zbigniew Kuźmiuk evaluates the main failures of the current Brussels leadership.
Migration and the strength of the V4 in the EU
Vaclav Klaus, former president of the Czech Republic talks about the current strength of the V4 in the EU, and Douglas Murray, author of the bestseller The Strange Death of Europe, talks about conspiracy theories surrounding the migrant march.
Nations are the key to the unity of Europe
Civilizational unity of the continent is expressed through nations, not against them. Complementarity and partnership should be based on the fundaments of strong and developing national economies, strengthened by local dynamics, argues Thibaud Cassel, a French journalist who works in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE).
The majority of the V4 citizens are unsatisfied with Brussels’ immigration policy
Dániel Nagy, a senior researcher at the Nézőpont Institute talks about their latest survey that showed that out of 53 million people in the V4 countries, 36 million refuse the EU’s quota system, and 41 million people are unsatisfied with Brussels’ immigration policy; while Diána Ürge-Vorsatz, a climate expert talks about the latest the climate change conference and the effects of climate change on migration.
How Emanuel Macron would disrupt the Visegrád 4
Iván Farkas, Vice President of the Hungarian Community Party, talks about local elections in Slovakia, while Eszter Petronella Soós, a political scientist and expert on France analyzes the tactic of Emanuel Macron to disrupt the Visegrád 4.
Poland’s leadership in the region is crucial, says John J. Sullivan
Other countries in the region look to Poland for guidance, says US Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan. He underlined the importance of Poland as a US ally and the need to increase its security, and denounced Nord Stream 2 (NS2).
Belgium turns on V4 over EU asylum system snub
The Belgian Prime Minister is angry with the Visegrad Group for blocking the European common asylum system and he has found the most bizarre solution, let’s oust the V4 countries from Schengen.
Broken balance of liberal order
The level of interference of European Union institutions in the matters of sovereign nations is increasing. Marek A. Cichocki analyses how the ability to identify these transnational webs will define Europe in the coming years.
Joint V4 action against the Austrian decision
Katalin Novák, State Secretary of Family and Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Human Capacities talks about the joint action of the Visegrád 4 countries against the Austrian decision that would lower family allowances to children of non-Austrian EU workers, starting in January.
The post-2020 EU budget and the biggest losers of Brexit
Discussion about the biggest losers of Brexit with Dávid Szabó, Research Director of Századvég, and Csaba Szajlai, an economic journalist and Deputy Editor in Chief of Figyelő; and how the reduced cohesion funding will affect the Visegrád countries after 2020.
Macron will no longer have time to criticize Visegrad
Having no choice, Macron likely recognized his mistakes and promised to reassess his priorities, which can be seen positively in many ways. The French president will no longer have the time to criticize the Visegrad group as well as to promote deeper integration of the European Union.
Recent V4 survey: The citizens trust the alliance
According to a recent survey, more and more people are familiar with the V4. The director of Médianéző, Bánk Levente Boros, and Péter Virovácz, the leading analyst at ING Bank explains to us what the data means and how strong the V4 identity is.
Does all migration count?
The migration crisis created an image of Central Europe as a hermetically sealed space with a homogenous population. In fact, it is a lie to say that the V4 is against foreigners and their migration.
The golden age of Central Europe
Will history repeat itself and the countries of Central Europe shine again? Igor Szczęsnowicz draws comparisons between the current social and international situation of Europe to that of the 14th century.
The world order is changing
The USA’s increasing engagement in Europe is due to the rising activity of their political opponents. Dr. Krzysztof Winkler analyses how an American base in Poland is part of the US’ attempt to hinder the broadening of Russia and China’s spheres of influence.
Polish businesses like Czech climate
Polish capital is moving to the Czech Republic. Over the last seven years, more than 2,300 Polish companies have found their way to Poland’s Southern neighbor.