Visegrad Insight Breakfast discussion

On the occasion of the Brussels launch of the Eastern European Futures report, we had an exclusive discussion with Radosław Sikorski, Member of the European Parliament (EPP) and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, on Wednesday 29 April 2020 organised jointly by Visegrad Insight, the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. and the European People’s Party of the European Parliament.

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Will the pandemic and its aftermaths alter or accelerate the future histories of the Eastern Partnership countries?
  • What contingency plans should the EU prepare against negative scenarios?
  • What are the lessons learned from the past successes and failures of this policy framework?

Please find the trailer here:

The meeting was introduced by Radosław Sikorski, who provided his insight on the futures of the EaP.

Joerg Forbrig, Director for Central and Eastern Europe at GMF, and Wojciech Przybylski, Editor-in-Chief of Visegrad Insight, presented the findings of the latest Visegrad Insight report on the Eastern European Futures.

The first respondents to the discussion were Alina Inayeh, Director of the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation at GMF, and Miriam Lexmann, Member of the European Parliament (EPP).


Under the Visegrad Insight Breakfast (VIB) format, we invite a select group of ambassadors, diplomats, experts and journalists for off-the-record meetings with Central Europe in its thematic focus. Read briefs from previous meetings.

Download the Eastern European Futures report for free here. This report is part of a project that has been supported by the International Visegrad Fund (IVF) and the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



Watch the entire Visegrad Insight Breakfast discussion here:


Let’s talk about scenarios for #EaP2030!


Eastern European Futures

In 2009, the European Union and six of its Eastern neighbours launched the Eastern Partnership (EaP) with the stated aim of building a common area of shared democracy, prosperity, stability and increased cooperation. A decade on, however, progress has been mixed.

Visegrad Insight is published by the Res Publica Foundation. This special edition has been prepared in cooperation with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

Download the report in PDF