“What If the V4 Countries Were Not Members of the European Union?”, András Inotai (IWE, Hungary)

In Aspen Review, Issue 04/2017

This question would not have gotten any attention a few years ago. During the first decade of membership, all expert or serious politicians, let alone the larger communities of the Visegrad Four countries, considered accession in 2004 as a qualitative cornerstone in their historical development from security, geopolitical, political, economic, and social point of view alike. All of them were aware of and repeatedly emphasized the unambiguous advantages of having joined the European Union based on various cost-benefit analyses.

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