Prospects and Perspectives for the Visegrad Four Cooperation

Prospects and Perspectives for the Visegrad Four Cooperation

A Bird’s Eye View

04/2021  |  2021E12, Length: 14 pages

The evaluation of the Visegrad Four Cooperation (V4), especially in the current debates, is often two-sided: while on the one hand it is criticised for being branded mainly by Poland and Hungary to serve their political priorities on the European level, on the other hand, it is perceived as one of the most significant regional cooperations within the European Union (EU) and the broader Eastern and Southeast European neighbourhood of the Union. Whereas there are arguments highlighting that the biggest achievement of the V4 is that it has maintained its existence over the past decades, and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, in our understanding, the cooperation itself and the idea behind it is more far-reaching.