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Népszabadság - Hungary | Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cooperation in Visegrád Group just symbolic

Hungary takes over the leadership of the Visegrád Group (V4) from Poland on July 1. When it was first founded in 1991, the V4, consisting of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, committed to close regional cooperation. The left-liberal daily Népszabadság points out that there is no sign of this today: "The collaboration between the Visegrád states has remained at the current minimal level because the V4 countries simply have no interest in working together. They expect their economies to be boosted by help from other countries, but not by closer cooperation with each other. They're not even interested in launching joint cultural projects. Cooperation in the area of security policy is also stagnating. At present coordination within the Visegrád Group is of an entirely symbolic nature, rendering it completely useless."

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