Building Common Trust – Recommendations for the Czech Presidency of the Visegrad Group
Publisher: Association for International Affairs, Czech Republic
As the agenda of the Visegrad Group has become significantly Europeanized, the Czech Presidency of the V4 has a bigger chance to influence policies at the European level, according to this analysis released by the Association for International Affairs (AMO).
The publication offers a list of recommendations in the fields of internal cohension, energy, digital matters, defense cooperation, the Eastern Partnership, and other issues.
“The diminishing importance of the EU enlargement policy under Juncker’s Commission coupled with the volatility in Macedonia mean that the evaluation of the European Commission’s autumn enlargement package will be important to the V4 as an advocate of the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Western Balkans,” the report states.
“The V4 must also continue to have a voice in other EU matters, especially the future of the cohesion policy, the migration crisis, transport infrastructure and the protection of the free movement of persons.”