December 2013

The Visegrad Group in the Common European Process

By Lyubov Shishelina, Doctor of History, Head of East-European Studies Section at the RAS Institute of Europe

The global economic crisis at the turn of the 2010s, which called into question the efficiency of the EU’s crisis recovery measures, created prerequisites for the consolidation "for survival" of regional alliances that had not, previously, been considered high profile. Thus, against the backdrop of skeptical reasoning over the EU’s destiny, the Visegrad Group has made efforts to consolidate and intensify interaction.