Publications

Jan 16, 2017 / Christian Kvorning Lassen

Three myths about refugees, immigrants and the European refugee crisis

The refugee crisis has highlighted hitherto latent divisions within the EU, particularly amongst the V4 countries and Western Europe. The division is, at first glance, rooted in fundamentally differing perceptions of the crisis, giving rise to several my

EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, V4, Europe, Migration

Jan 16, 2017 / Martin Michelot

More divisions and fewer decisions: just another day in Brussels?

Will the V4 countries find a common ground with the

EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Europe, Migration, Balkan

Jan 09, 2017 / Antall József Knowledge Centre

In Focus - 25 years of the Visegrad Cooperation

The first issue of the Antall József Knowledge Centre's new journal In Focus commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Visegrad Cooperation. Articles and interviews are analysing the history of the cooperation and those current social and political process

EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, V4, Europe, Migration

Nov 11, 2016 / Tomáš Hrozenský

Space Security and Slovakia

Outer space has become a contested, congested and competitive domain with an ever growing importance to life on Earth. Recently, an increasing number of new players have entered the space arena. Slovakia has also stepped up its space related activities.

Slovakia, United Nations, EU, USA, Space Security

Jun 22, 2016 / Konrad Popławski

The role of Central Europe in the German economy. The political consequences

The latest results from the Visegrád Group states show them to be Germany’s most important trading partner, and their balance of trade in goods is in a state of equilibrium.

V4, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia

Apr 29, 2016 / Milan Nič and Katarína Kertýsová.

Between non-recognition and constructive engagement: The roots and limitations of Slovakia’s position on Kosovo

Kosovo`s prospect for state building and economic development continues to be hampered by limited international recognition of the independence

Slovakia, United Nations

Feb 22, 2016 / Aldis Austers, Karlis Bukovskis, Juraj Draxler, Brian Fabo, Vytautas Kuokštis, Michal Mudroň, Vitalis Nakrošis, Ryszard Petru, Zoltán Pogátsa, Michal Rot, Viljar Veebel, Ramūnas Vilpišauskas

The Politics of Economic Sustainability: Baltic and Visegrad Responses to the European Economic Crisis

The collection of articles entitled “The Politics of Economic Sustainability: Baltic and Visegrad Responses to the European Economic Crisis” is an attempt by an international collection of authors to explain the political economy of the long and winding r

Economic Security, EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Europe

Feb 10, 2016 / Alena Kudzko

Russia Watch: January 2016

CEPI’s monthly digest of news and analysis regarding Russia: January 2016

Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, V4

Feb 10, 2016 / Jaroslav Naď, Milan Šuplata, Marian Majer.

DAV4 five years later: Success or a missed opportunity?

Reflecting on “DAV4 Full Report: Towards a Deeper Visegrad Defence Partnership” and its recommendations

NATO, EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, V4, Europe

Feb 10, 2016 / Milan Šuplata, Péter Krekó, Jakub Janda, Lóránt Győri.

Information war monitor for Central Europe: December 2015

Information war monitor for Central Europe: December 2015

NATO, Russia, EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Syria, V4, Europe, Migration

Jan 21, 2016 / Andrej Chovan

Slovak foreign policy thinking in the run-up to the EU Council Presidency

The “Trends of Visegrad Foreign Policy” project provides a chance to examine the perceptions of Slovak policy makers and researchers and compare them with those of their Czech, Polish and Hungarian counterparts.

V4, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, EU, Russia, Energy Security

Dec 14, 2015 / Martin Jirušek, Tomáš Vlček, Hedvika Koďousková, Roger W. Robinson Jr., Anna Leshchenko, Filip Černoch, Lukáš Lehotský, Veronika Zapletalová

Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe and the Operations of Russian State-Owned Energy Enterprises

Analysis of activities of Russian state-owned companies in natural gas and nuclear sectors in the region of central and Eastern Europe.

Energy Security, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Russia, EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, V4, Europe

Dec 03, 2015 / Marcin Kaczmarski, Jakub Jakóbowski, Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

The China/Central and Eastern Europe summit: a new vision of cooperation, old instruments

China has presented a far-reaching vision of cooperation with the region in infrastructure, industry and agriculture, taking a step toward shaping the economic structure of the region and giving it a vision of development.

Asia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia

Nov 18, 2015 / Gabriela Mikušová

Ukraine Watch: October 2015

CEPI’s monthly digest of news and analysis regarding Ukraine provides insights on political developments as well as energy, security and other important issues affecting the country.

Europe, Media, Democracy, Ukraine, Slovakia, EU, Russia, Global Security, Economic Security, Energy Security

Nov 15, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (10/2015)

The PCTR offers a possibility to download the latest issue of the PCTR Newsletter. A summary of important news in the field of transatlantic relations is included.

Cyber Security, Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, Middle East, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Syria, Ukraine, Iran, Israel, Europe, Afghanistan

Nov 05, 2015 / András György Deák, Tomaš Kulda

V4 and Russian Energy After Wales

Regional gas and energy policies has been moving toward a more transparent, competitive and unified market since the late 2000s.

Europe, Asia, V4, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, EU, Russia, NATO, Oil and Gas, Energy Security

Oct 28, 2015 / Wojciech Lorenz, Mário Nicolini

NATO Enlargement: Will Warsaw Deliver?

In a completely new security context after Russian agression against Ukraine NATO is reviewing all fundamental principles, which has driven its decisions over the last two decades. Enlargement, the Alliance’s primary policy to realise the vision of a Euro

Europe, V4, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, NATO, Global Security

Oct 28, 2015 / Milan Šuplata, Jiří Schneider, Marian Majer

Crisis in Ukraine and the V4’s Defence and Military Adaption

By annexing Crimea and fuelling violence in the Ukraine’s easternmost regions, Russia seriously broke basic principles of international law and shook assumptions about cooperative character of post-Cold War security architecture in Europe. Yet, the seemin

Migration, Europe, V4, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, EU, NATO, Global Security

Oct 27, 2015 / Milan Nič

Kosovo's diplomatic blues with EU non-recognizers (the case of Slovakia)

This paper looks more closely at the case of Slovakia and examines prospects for further improvement in bilateral relations with Kosovo. Given the fact that Slovakia along with Greece has been the most flexible of the five holdouts, are they also seen as

EU, Slovakia, Europe

Sep 29, 2015 / Frank Markovic

A missed opportunity for V4 to rise above themselves

The Visegrad Four belonged to the small group of states that opposed the quotas from the very beginning. Their stance came at a price. The vote on Tuesday is particularly damaging for the V4 not least because it has undermined the unity of the block.

Migration, Europe, V4, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, EU

Sep 24, 2015 / Martin Michelot

Central Europe's transformed image in Brussels: Assessing consequences

As time passes and migratory pressures continue to increase, with another estimated 6000 asylum-seekers having made their way into Hungary yesterday, any meeting of European decision-makers in Brussels is observed with increased scrutiny and expectations

Migration, Europe, V4, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, EU

Sep 24, 2015 / Frank Markovic

EU Autumn of Discontent: what awaits the V4?

How can the V4 countries coordinate their positions towards the refugee crisis and the EU referendum in the UK?

Migration, Europe, V4, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, EU

Sep 24, 2015 / The European Values Think-Tank, Central European Policy Institute

Ukrainian crisis: The most frequent myths and lies

The European Values Think-Tank and the Central European Policy Institute put together a group of prominent Czech and Slovak experts to come up with a document refuting the most frequent myths and falsehoods about Ukraine and set the record straight.

Europe, Media, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Global Security

Jul 21, 2015 / Martin Jirušek, Tomáš Vlček, Hedvika Koďousková, Filip Černoch, Lukáš Lehotský, Veronika Zapletalová, Anna Leshchenko

Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe and the Operations of Russian State-Owned Enterprises

Executive summary of a broader study focusing on assessment of the behaviour of Russian state-owned companies in natural gas and nuclear sectors in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia

Energy Security, Oil and Gas, Russia, EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, V4, Europe

Jul 13, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (6/2015)

The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations offers a possibility to download the latest issue of the PCTR Newsletter.

Economic Security, Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Europe

Jul 10, 2015 / Jakub Groszkowski

Prime Minister Fico’s Russian card

Since the beginning of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict, the position of Slovakia’s left-wing government towards Russia has been ambiguous.

Slovakia, Russia

Jun 16, 2015 / Dániel Bartha, Milan Nič, Maria Staszkiewicz, Milan Zubíček, Marian Majer,

Four priorities for the Visegrad Four’s Digital Agenda

In a global marketplace, the Visegrad Group countries are very small markets. But taken together, they present an interesting, underdeveloped market of over 65 million customers whose digital economic potential is only starting to be exploited.

EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, V4, Europe

Jun 09, 2015 / Ivana Smolenova

The Pro-Russian Disinformation Campaign in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

This paper provides an overview of the pro- Russian disinformation activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, identifies frequently used narratives, and brings attention to the similarity of arguments and messages used by a pro-Russian media with no f

Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Media

Jun 03, 2015 / Vít Dostál and Ondřej Mocek

V4 in EP: Punching above its weight?

The European Parliament has never played such an important role in the EU’s decision-making; the four Visegrád countries (V4) could benefit from the aggregated strength of their MEPs.

EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, V4, Europe

Apr 06, 2015 / Kamil Gregor, Juraj Medzihorský, Peter Spáč, Michal Škop, Petr Voda

Mechanism of Voter Mobilisation of ĽSNS and Marián Kotleba

CENAA would like to present a set of four comprehensive research papers

Slovakia, Democracy, Europe

Mar 23, 2015 / Róbert Ondrejcsák

Modernization of Slovak Armed Forces: Reasons, Main Weapons Systems, Principles and challenges

CENAA is delighted to present a new issue of the Policy Paper entitled “Modernization of Slovak Armed Forces: Reasons, Main Weapons Systems, Principles and challenges“. Róbert Ondrejcsák, the director of CENAA, analyzes the process of modernization of th

Slovakia

Mar 17, 2015 / Dániel Bartha, Milan Nič

Mapping digital agenda in the V4

Fragmented digital agenda in the V4 countries: how to go regional?

Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, V4

Mar 11, 2015 / Jaroslav Naď, Marian Majer, Milan Šuplata

75 solutions for Slovakia's defence

Security and Defense Study

NATO, Slovakia

Mar 11, 2015 / Milan Šuplata, Jaroslav Naď

Military training and education: An opportunity for V4 co-operation

Security and Defence Policy Brief

NATO, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, V4

Mar 11, 2015 / Milan Šuplata

Save the Defence: Why investing in the armed forces matters

Security and Defense Policy Brief

Global Security, NATO, Slovakia

Feb 18, 2015 / John K. Glenn, Bruce P. Jackson, Lukas Kovanda, A. Wess Mitchell, Cameron Munter, Tomas Pojar, Leah Scheunemann, Jiri Schneider, Alexandr Vondra

Czech – American relations: A roadmap for the future

The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) published with the kind support of a non-profit organization Zaostřeno, o.p.s. and RWE Česká republika a bilingual publication Czech – American relations: A roadmap for the future

Global Security, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, United Nations, Middle East, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Democracy, Education, Human Rights, V4, Europe, Afghanistan, Economic Security, Energy Security

Jan 29, 2015 / Andrej Findor

CENAA Policy Papers: Countering Radicalisation via Effective Messaging

Policy Paper presents a basic conceptual framework to the theory of radicalization and de-radicalization. This framework serves as a theoretical basis for studying the development of electoral behaviour as well as for designing interventions on the local

Slovakia, Democracy, Human Rights

Sep 30, 2014 / A. Wess Mitchell and Leah Scheunemann

Small States and Geopolitical Change: The Case of the Czech Republic

The sixth policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.

Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Middle East, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Europe

Sep 04, 2014 / Marian Majer

Is Slovakia prepared for the NATO summit?

On Thursday, the leaders of 28 countries will meet at the next NATO summit. A year ago, it seemed that the completion of the ISAF mission would be its main topic

Slovakia, NATO

Jun 21, 2014 / Padrtová Barbora (edt.)

Security Sector Reform Action Plans for the South Caucasus countries

Publication includes tailor-made recommendations in the field of Security Sector Reform (SSF) for individual South Caucasus countries based on best and worst practices of V4 countries.

Global Security, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, V4

Jun 16, 2014 / Jiří Schneider (SENIOR FELLOW AND DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS, PSSI)

The U.S. - Czech Strategic Relationship: A Roadmap for the Future in Security and Defense

The first policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.

Global Security, Nuclear, USA, NATO, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Europe

Jun 16, 2014 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (5/2014)

PCTR Newsletter

USA, NATO, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Europe

Jun 14, 2014 / Vicenová Radka, CENAA

Introduction to the Analysis of Program Documents of Selected Slovak Political Parties 2014 European Parliament Elections

Even though European Parliament elections are considered to be rather second-order, i.e. with low attraction for voters, the discussion within the pre-election campaign brought up a wide range of important topics from various areas of public life.

EU, Slovakia, Europe

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