Viktor Orban with Angela Merkel

Two plus two is not necessarily four: German policy towards the Visegrád countries

Until 2015, very few people had heard of the term “Visegrád Group” in Germany, let alone had a sense about its purpose. At that time the group – also called “V4” after its four member states Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary – saw its main task in the coordination and exchange of information, national positions, as well as cooperation on „soft“ projects such as infrastructure. […]

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How to make the deal of the deals with Russia? After dinner with E. Lucas

Edward Lucas, the former senior editor of the Economist, visited Vilnius on January 10th — once again, should we say. He lived in Lithuania in the Nineties and is such a frequent commentator and visitor in Lithuania that he even speaks the language a bit. His work has been revolving around Russia for so long that he has become a synonym for Russophobia, an accusation he is sharing with the three Baltic States. […]

Budapest demonstration in support of the Central European University

Vilnius University voices support for Central European University in Budapest

Vilnius University (VU) has send a letter to Hungarian leaders to express its support for the Budapest-based Central European University (CEU), which may be forced to leave Hungary due to legislative changes. […]

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Visegrad 4 countries commit to sending troops to Baltic States

The Visegrad Group, which contains Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, have agreed to send rotating forces to the Baltic States from next year. […]

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski

Poland to challenge rules of Europe’s foreign policy game

Across Europe all eyes have been on Poland‘s conservative Law and Justice Party since they dramatically swept back into power. After securing a majority in the Polish parliament, the party swiftly put their power to use, launching controversial reforms of the country’s Constitutional Court and increasing control over state media, in the process drawing comparisons with Viktor Orban’s Hungary. […]

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Supporters and critics of Poland clash in European Parliament

Ping pong of historical references pepper European Parliament debate on Poland reforms and European Commission investigation […]