We are happy to invite you to the debate titled ''Charting a New Path for V4-France Cooperation'', which will take on December 4, 2018 from 16:00 to 17:30 at the European House (Jungmannova 24).
We are happy to invite you to the debate titled ''Charting a New Path for V4-France Cooperation'', which will take on December 4, 2018 from 16:00 to 17:30 at the European House (Jungmannova 24). The project is supported by the International Visegrad Fund and organized by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy (Czech Republic), Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (Hungary), Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych - PISM (Poland) and Comenius University (Slovakia).
The debate will be moderated by Martin Michelot, Deputy Director, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.
In 2018, President Macron has maintained the very strong rhetoric towards Hungary and Poland, while at the same time striking a very positive tone towards Slovakia and the Czech Republic on his visit to these two countries in October. How do we assess the position President Macron is taking towards Visegrad group countries and his desire to frame the elections as a debate between progressives and anti-Europeans? How is this cleavage received and perceived in Central Europe, and will it help the President build momentum for his proposed reforms in the region? Where do V4 countries stand in regards to their domestic debates regarding the elections, and can President Macron’s rhetoric help consolidate a group of like-minded partners in the Parliament, even if they are not from the same party? Are we able to otherwise identify policy issues that can provide the basis of common platform for the V4 and France? Are there some issues that resonate more strongly for specific V4 states? Where do differences exist, and can they be reconciled?
We are looking forward to your participation!#V4 #France
Expertise: NATO and transatlantic security, European foreign policy and defense, French politics, elections and society, Visegrad Four and Central Europe, EU institutional issues