About: V4

Europe's East 25-07-2018

Analyst: Visegrád Group’s anti-European course is anti-Ukrainian  

Relations between the Visegrád countries and Ukraine have deteriorated in recent years. But from the point of view of ordinary Ukrainian citizens, Central and Eastern Europe is still a very attractive model, especially in the economic sense, analyst Kateryna Zarembo told EURACTIV.pl.

‘Flexible solidarity’ becomes new tool in response to refugee crisis

The Bratislava summit marks a turning point in the evolution of the EU’s response to the migration crisis, as Germany and other Western nations appeared to accept the Visegrad Group's alternative to relocation and migrant quotas, called "flexible solidarity”.

Orbán will tour EU capitals with ‘Schengen 2.0’ plan

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will tour EU capitals to push for a 10-point plan for the protection of EU’s external borders and free movement within the community, dubbed ‘Schengen 2.0’.
Central Europe 16-02-2016

Visegrad countries call for ‘alternative plan’ to counter migration crisis

The Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak prime ministers who met in Prague in the framework of the Visegrad Four (V4) group called for an alternative back-up plan to stop refugees at Greece's borders with Bulgaria and Macedonia, in case present measures prove ineffective.
Central Europe 08-02-2016

Poland against reducing benefits to Poles who already live in UK

While talks on a compromise to keep the UK in the EU continue, it has emerged that the Polish government will not support any solution reducing the privileges of Poles who already live and work in UK. EURACTIV Poland reports.
Central Europe 05-02-2016

EU eastern states ready joint response to ‘Brexit’ deal

Countries on the European Union's eastern flank will meet next week and try to provide a joint response on the recent proposal to keep Britain in the EU bloc, Hungary's Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said yesterday (4 February).
Central Europe 04-12-2015

Visegrad Four mobilise to keep Schengen intact

Four eastern EU member states yesterday (3 December) rejected the idea of cutting the 26-member passport-free Schengen zone down to include fewer countries as a way to cope with the refugee and migrant crisis.
Central Europe 24-11-2015

What’s the Visegrad Four for?

With the new right-wing government in Poland, the V4 may be perceived as a new ‘nay’ club in the EU. However, research shows that that the Visegrad Group, composed of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, should prioritise its relations with Germany, writes Vít Dostál.

Visegrad countries discuss sending border guards to Hungary

The Czech government has proposed that three central European states send hundreds of troops and police to help protect Hungary's borders against the flow of hundreds of thousands of refugees into Europe's Schengen passport-free travel zone, officials said on Friday (5 October). 
Central Europe 19-03-2013

Slovak PM denounces ‘fashion’ of not paying taxes

Prime Minister Robert Fico said he regrets that it has become a “fashion” in Slovakia for companies not to pay their taxes. EURACTIV.sk reports. 
Central Europe 08-03-2013

Visegrad countries to form joint military force

  The Visegrad countries - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia - have agreed to form a joint military force that should be operational by 2016. EURACTIV Poland reports.