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Closed-door Meeting with Péter Márki-Zay

Candidate of the United Opposition for the Prime Minister of Hungary

On 2 December 2021, Visegrad Insight held a closed-door expert discussion with Péter Márki-Zay, a candidate of the United Opposition for the Prime Minister of Hungary. Programme: Wojciech Przybylski – welcome Péter Márki-Zay – introduction Edit Zgut – moderating the discussion

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EU Should Know Putin Plays A Game Of Chicken

How Europe must respond if Putin attacks Ukraine?

According to foreign policy analysts, the Kremlin is playing a game of chicken — in other words, who is the coward. Experts and diplomats alike advise the European Union (EU) not to give in to Russian pressure. However, it’s not the EU, but two allies with significant capabilities that would...

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Three Cheers for Democracy

December Monthly Foresight

December will see the Summit for Democracy rebuild alliances across the Western world and the globe, with Hungary being a notable exception. The conflict in Ukraine is set to escalate with the intimidation of 100,000 Russian troops along the border and destabilising domestic scandals while media takeovers continue throughout the...

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Putin’s Dangerous Argument Hidden In a Boring Treatise

A Justification For a Ukrainian Invasion Was Written In One Revisionist Letter

As Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border in unprecedented numbers, and it looks like the US and the EU governments are taking the Russian threat seriously as never before, military and economic experts are welcome to take the floor first.

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What Scenarios for Eastern Partnership?

Foresight Conference on 30 November 2021

On November 30th, 2021, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, we held an in-person foresight conference dedicated to mapping out relevant policy developments ahead of the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit in December this year.

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Reinvigorating the Czech-German Relationship

New Governments In Berlin and Prague Offer a Chance For Czechs and Germans To Look Towards the Future

It is a detail, but an illustrative one: in the 178 pages of the coalition agreement of the German Social Democrats, Greens and Free Democrats, 39 words are devoted to German-French cooperation; German-Polish cooperation is given 31 words; not a single line about the Czech Republic.

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NATO Solidarity In the EU

Democratic Security Outlook: 29 November- 5 December

Germany’s ‘traffic light’ coalition of the Social Democrats, the Greens and the liberal FDP presents itself as a pro-EU force that would push for a European Federation. According to the coalition treaty, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) would be joined by Christian Lindner (FDP) as new finance minister, Anna Baerbock (Greens)...

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Path to Democracy in Belarus

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Offers Her Take on the Democratic Struggle

The future for Belarus and the future for all of Europe are closely connected. We walk together on the same path.

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What will CE Bring into the Summit for Democracy?

Top US and European experts share their analysis on the new presidential initiative and the CEE perspective

American President Joe Biden’s inaugural Summit for Democracy scheduled for 9-10 December will bring together heads of state of more than 100 countries, civil society and the private sector. Hungary was the only EU country not invited along with Russia, Belarus and Turkey.

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Scenarios for 3 Seas Initiative 2025

This report features four scenarios for the 3 Seas Initiative in 2025 along with actionable recommendations guided by concerns over democratic security. Findings based on workshops and consultations of over a hundred civil society influencers, ambassadors and politicians from all twelve countries.

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