29 September, 2014 – 09:30 to 13:00
The year 2014 marks the ten-year anniversary of the accession of Central Europe’s Visegrad countries (V4) to the European Union. In the past decade, not only have Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary undergone enormous changes but the EU, too, is quite different from what it was in 2004.
What effects have diverging domestic political and foreign policy developments had on cohesion within the Visegrad group as a whole? What impact have these changes had on the V4’s position within the EU? How do the partners assess Berlin’s role within the EU and on the international stage? How does each country view its own relations with Germany? And last but not least, what do they consider to be the cornerstones of Europe’s future security architecture?
The conference is organized by the Robert Bosch Center for Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the DGAP and supported by the International Visegrad Fund.