Visegrad countries slam Finnish presidency MFF paper

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Antti Rinne, EU budget 2021-2027, Finnish Presidency, MFF, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, rule of law, Visegrad Four|

Ahead of an EU summit starting on Thursday (17 October), diplomats from the four Visegrad countries harshly criticised the Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU for a paper it prepared to help the leaders’ discussion on the bloc’s...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad countries slam Finnish presidency MFF paper

Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

By |september 13th, 2019|Albania, Andrej Babis, Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, Miloš Zeman, Montenegro, News, North Macedonia, Ramush Haradinaj, Serbia, Visegrad Four, war crimes, Western Balkans, Yugoslav wars|

Four eastern European Union members on Thursday (12 September) backed the accession of Western Balkan countries to the bloc, saying North Macedonia and Albania should start talks this year.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

Orban hopeful on ties with von der Leyen’s Commission

By |september 13th, 2019|anti-immigration, Margaritis Schinas, News, Ursula von der Leyen, Věra Jourová, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Thursday (12 September) he was optimistic that the new European Commission would improve ties with the EU's eastern members, long strained by disagreements over migration and multi-culturalism.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Orban hopeful on ties with von der Leyen’s Commission

Von der Leyen’s Commission: More presidentialist, more parliamentarian

By |september 12th, 2019|EU defence, European Commission, European elections 2019, European Parliament, Frans Timmermans, Janusz Wojciechowski, László Trócsányi, Magrethe Vestager, Margaritis Schinas, News, Rovana Plumb, Sylvie Goulard, Ursula von der Leyen, Věra Jourová, Visegrad Four|

The College put forward by Ursula von der Leyen builds on lessons learned from the sometimes negative experience of the Juncker Commission, writes Robert Stüwe.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Von der Leyen’s Commission: More presidentialist, more parliamentarian

Catholic church battles against LGBT in Visegrád Four continues

By |avgust 19th, 2019|LGBT, LGBT rights, News, Poland, Visegrad Four|

The rhetoric of the Catholic Church members against the LGBT community is becoming increasingly aggressive in four eastern EU countries, with priests comparing the LGBT movement to the plague and calling it an “ideology” with totalitarian features.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Catholic church battles against LGBT in Visegrád Four continues

French Minister: ‘There is a long way to go’ on eurozone budget

By |julij 12th, 2019|Emmanuel Macron, European Council, eurozone budget, France, News, Visegrad Four|

France wants to make access to European funds conditional on the European minimum wage and respect for the rule of law, the state secretary for Europe, Amélie de Montchalin, told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za French Minister: ‘There is a long way to go’ on eurozone budget

Visegrad leaders claim victory in race for EU top jobs

By |julij 4th, 2019|Charles Michel, Frans Timmermans, Maroš Šefčovič, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, Peter Pellegrini, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

The leaders of the Visegrad Four – Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia – were jubilant back home after they successfully blocked their arch-enemy Frans Timmermans from winning the European Commission presidency.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad leaders claim victory in race for EU top jobs

The Visegrad 4 and Russian pipelines: An imaginary unity

By |junij 26th, 2019|Czech Republic, gas pipeline, Hungary, News, Nord Stream, Nord Stream-2, Poland, Slovakia, Visegrad 4, Visegrad Four, Visegrád Group|

The Nord Stream II pipeline gave birth to a seemingly united front among several Central and Eastern European states objecting to the project, including Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. That, however, is far from the truth, writes Martin Jirušek.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za The Visegrad 4 and Russian pipelines: An imaginary unity

V4 in the EU: neither blocking minority nor agenda-setter

By |junij 3rd, 2019|News, Three Seas Initiative, Visegrad Four|

Fears in Berlin of the Visegrad Four acting as a blocking minority on EU dossiers has softened. Instead, German policy-makers and analysts are trying to identify common ground between Germany and the V4, writes Anna-Lena Kirch.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za V4 in the EU: neither blocking minority nor agenda-setter

Juncker looks back on 15 years of ‘big bang’ EU enlargement

By |april 29th, 2019|Andrej Babis, corruption, Czech Republic, EU enlargement, Hungary, illiberal democracy, Jan Kuciak, Jarosław Kaczyński, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, OLAF, PiS, Poland, Slovakia, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offered interesting comments on present-day leaders of member states from Central Europe, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the 1 May 2004 accession of 10 countries, known as “the big bang”. 

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Juncker looks back on 15 years of ‘big bang’ EU enlargement