What to expect from the Czech Presidency of the Visegrad Group?

Dániel Varga, project associate of CEID, contributed to the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade‘s (IFAT) latest edition of its 4:1 series on the expectations of the Czech V4 Presidency in 2019-2020.


Analysing the Hungarian perspective, the MFF negotiations, common defense initiatives, infrastructure, cohesion and the rule of law conditionalities are the ones that the Orbán-government might expect from the Presidency to be active in, along with the finetuning of the possible differences stemming from the transition between the EU institutional cycles and differing budget priorities.


The Czech, Polish and Slovak perspectives and expectations were analyzed by CEID’s Think Visegrad partners: Alica Kizekova from the Institute of International Relations Prague, Łukasz Ogrodnik from the Polish Institute of International Affairs, and Nikolett Garai from IFAT, respectively.


The full analysis can be read on IFAT’s website.


(Cover photo: IFAT)

Dániel Varga