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Germany and the Visegrad Group: An Open Question?

New article by Vladimír Handl was published on 11th December in The Visegrad Revue.

"Germany and individual Visegrad countries are predisposed to co-operation by their geographic proximity, as well as their cultural, economic and technological compatibility. In addition, relations with smaller neighbours have traditionally represented an important source of legitimacy for post-war German policy. So far, however, a lack of internal coherence makes Visegrad as a group unattractive to German policy, while bilateral relations may become strained given the disappointing developments in Hungary, the anxiously-awaited Polish elections in 2015, and astonishing political infighting among the Czechs."

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