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CONTENTS

EUROPE

Twenty Years After. Survey: What futurewill the V4 cooperation face? What has strengthened this cooperation in the past and what might undermine it in the future?

Does the Visegrad Group Make Sense in Today’s Europe? Only in EU   Aleksander Smolar

Is the Dream of Visegrad Dead?    Martin Bútora

What Upcoming Challenges Must the V4 Face?    Magdaléna Vášáryová

V4 – Let It Rest In Peace    Edward Lucas

From Poor Neighbours to Partners    Tomáš Sedláček

Institutionalization Unnecessary    Petr Pithart

The Future of Visegrad Cooperation    Zoltán Pogátsa

Visegrad – The Europe of Small Steps    Andrzej Jagodziński

Europe of Foster Brothers    Csaba G. Kiss

Myths About Civil Society    Grzegorz Piotrowski

THINK TANKS WATCH

PASOS, A Central European Think Tank Network    Jacek Kucharczyk, Jeff Lovitt

ECONOMY

Gas Geopolitics. A Small Lexicon of an Immense Issue    Martin Ehl

Playing the Slovak Piano: New Business Ideas From the New Europe. Interview with Tomáš Bella

Analysis of Pension Systems in the Region    Ondřej Schneider

INTERVIEW

Nobody Questions the Geopolitical Identity of the Region Anymore. Interview with Rudolf Chmel

INTELLIGENT MIND

The Euro Crisis. Central European Lessons    Jacques Rupnik

After the Velvet Divorce. Observations of a Double Insider     Martin M. Šimečka

Nice One, Václav Havel!    György Konrád

VISEGRAD ABROAD

Lost Illusions Or New Hopes    Lucia Najšlová

Egypt’s January Revolution and the Eastern European Experience    Nadine Abdalla

Marek Cichocki, Vít Dostál, Andrew Michta, Wojciech Przybylski discuss EU Presidencies

Hungarian Council Presidency: An Evaluation    Piotr Maciej Kaczyński

Forecast: Slovakia and the EU Presidency in 2016    Peter Weiss

Time for the EU to Deal Fairly with the Western Balkans. Interview with Eduard Kukan

COMMUNITIES

Generations, Ideologies and Returnees: Developments in Romanian Social Research    Florin Poenaru

REPORTAGE

Landscape After the Battle. Doctors on Strike in the V4    Szabina Kerényi

Photo reportage from four provintial hospitals Krzysztof Pacholak, Daniel Poláček, Zuzana Halanova and Imre Varga

URBAN

Solemnity and Violence in Central and Eastern European Urban Life    Kacper Pobłocki

BOOKS

Lifting the Fog    George Blecher

Have I Not Treated Life, I Could Not Have Spoken About the Destruction. Interview with Zoltán Halasi

Privatisation and the End of Solidarity    Jan Nĕmec

Shock Literature    Katerína Kucbelová

Homogeneous Diversity: The Mirror of Social Change    Orsolya Karafiáth

Nothing Happened – But It Will!     Konrad C. Kęder

Who Václav Havel Was and Who He Wasn’t    Marek Sečkař

LOOKING BACK/ARTS

New Waves in the Visegrad Four: the Hisotry of an Adventure    Ewa Ciszewska

OPPORTUNITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Artists In Residence Program in New York. Guidelines    Aleksandra Grzonkowska

ESSAY

Bride-Mannequin and Twist-Pullover    Lajos Parti Nagy