|Author (Person)||Schmidt, Paul|
|Series Title||EUROPP Blog|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
The V4 cooperation can currently be referred to as the most clearly profiled initiative in Central Europe. The backbone of this cooperation consists of mutual contacts at all levels—from the highest-level political summits to expert and diplomatic meetings, to activities of the non-governmental associations in the region, think-tanks and research bodies, cultural institutions or numerous networks of individuals.
Visegrad cooperation is not institutionalized in any manner. It is based solely on the principle of periodical meetings of its representatives at various levels (from the high-level meetings of prime ministers and heads of states to expert consultations). Official summits of V4 prime ministers takes place on an annual basis. Between these summits, one of the V4 countries holds presidency, part of which is the responsibility for drafting a one-year plan of action (see the Presidency Programs).
Austria: General Election, 15 October 2017
Paul Schmidt explains why the scenario of Austria joining the Visegrád Group remains unlikely, and why the country will still look first to Berlin and Paris for its approach to Europe, rather than to Warsaw or Budapest.
|Countries / Regions||Austria, Central Europe, Czechia, Eastern Europe, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia|