Visegrad Group

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Visegrad Group

An informal grouping consisting of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Leaders meet to discuss common issues. The group administers a scholarship fund and a working group on energy policy. It was established in 1991 following the end of the Cold War.
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According to Bank of Russia data, the four Visegrad countries accounted for less than 1% of the OFDI stock at the end of 2012 (Table 1).
Since 2010, net wages have increased by 85 per cent, while real wages have been on the increase for more than six years, the Finance Minister pointed out, highlighting that, based on international comparisons, between 2010 and 2018, Hungarian pre-tax wages converted into EUR increased at the fastest rate in the Visegrad countries. He said in consequence of tax benefits and tax reductions, the financial situation of families is improving continuously, and this - through retail consumption - also has an impact on the development of the gross domestic product.
The Visegrad countries didn't even try to get their act together in the new Parliament.
Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajak believes the bad reputation of the Visegrad countries, four central European countries comprising the V4 group in the region, played its role when important EU posts were being decided"It is no secret that the image of Visegrad Four within the EU is not good," Lajak explained to the TASR newswire.
The two leaders of the two Visegrad countries (V4) also agreed that in the European Union the interests of the V4 countries, which the Czech Republic presides over on 1 July, need to be promoted more and more together.
I have talks with colleagues from other Central and Eastern European countries, especially with the Visegrad countries. We will look for a way to mobilize more financial resources from the EC to stimulate not only urban transport but also infrastructure building - green corridors linking not only from one city to another but also from one city to another country so that it can be reached by electric motor from Munich to Plovdiv or traveling from Latvia to Greece, "explained Dimov.
Among specific topics are Roma women's local initiative in Hungary : driving force for community participation and empowerment, the social psychology of intergroup reconciliation: moving beyond guilt and victimhood, mono-ethnic transnationalism: Romanian public perceptions of Hungarian ethno-political claims and kin-state policies, the Congress of European Nationalities and the international protection of minority rights 1925-38, and human rights education in the Visegrad countries: a difficult journey.
The event will pay tribute to the common musical heritage of the Visegrad countries. Before the concert, the guests can enjoy a training session of Hungarian folk dances under the guidance of professional dancers from Hungary.
"We, the four members from the Balkans that are in the EU, decided with the group of Visegrad countries to hold a meeting on Europe's future.
In this paper, we analyze main tendencies of export trade of Ukraine with Visegrad countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic) and examine whether there is a relationship between the level of GDP and the volume of export activities between these countries.
But he has also often expressed pro-EU views and said in his victory speech that the Czech Republic is "a solid part of the European Union." He appears less driven by nationalist views than leaders of some other Visegrad countries and therefore unlikely to follow the frequently hostile stance of Hungary and Poland towards the EU.
But such a proposal is fraught with risks and is sure to alienate the Visegrad countries, who want less rather than more of the EU, convinced that the much of what Brussels advocates is detrimental to their national interests and even to their national values.