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Zsuzsanna Végh: From Pro-European Alliance to Eurosceptic Protest Group? The case of the Visegrad Group

Abstract

Once frontrunners of democratization and Europeanization, the Visegrad Group has gained a reputation as the European Union’s trouble-maker and protest group over the past years. The group comprising Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia stood ready to block the development of a common European policy on migration in response to the refugee and migration crisis, and their political elites have voiced increasingly critical messages concerning European integration. A closer look, however, reveals that behind the apparent unity, primarily on migration, country priorities and positions are more nuanced and at times divergent – e.g. on the future reform of the EU, of the eurozone, or even the importance of the Visegrad format as such. While Poland and Hungary are more confrontational and wage a ‘cultural counter-revolution’ towards the EU, Czechia and especially Slovakia – the country most integrated to the EU core through its eurozone membership – has attempted to show a more pro-European picture. These divisions among the countries reflect different attitudes towards the EU, which run the risk of rendering the Visegrad states’ coordination and cooperation more difficult on developments of a political nature, such as the EU’s future reform. Nevertheless, they will not prohibit the continuation of sectoral cooperation in areas where interests better align.

Autor Zsuzsanna Végh
Titel From Pro-European Alliance to Eurosceptic Protest Group? The case of the Visegrad Group
Verlag Schwedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS)
Jahr 2018
Seiten 1-12

Einordnung in die Universitätsstruktur

Fakultät Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl Professur für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

Bibliographische Angabe

Zsuzsanna Végh: From Pro-European Alliance to Eurosceptic Protest Group? The case of the Visegrad Group. s.l.: Schwedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) 2018, S. 1-12.