“V4 – Past, Present, and Future” international conferenceAdrienne Komanovics associate professor of the Department of International Relations, Institute for International, Political and Regional Studies participated in the international conference “V4 – Past, Present, and Future” held between 16-17 December 2021 in Warsaw, Poland, where she presented her paper “Hungary before the European Courts: Lessons (Hardly) Learned?”.
The year 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of the Visegrad Group, i.e., the cooperation structure of four Central European countries. The Czech Republic, Slovakia (initially still acting as Czechoslovakia), Hungary and Poland decided to work together in the transformation process and, after its completion, in the efforts to join NATO and the European Union structures. Much hope was invested in this ambitious sub-regional cooperation project. To this day, the V4 Group countries have played an important role in the region. Their role in the European Union political process is also significant. The major questions addressed during the conference were as follows. What is left of the cooperation’s initial objectives? Has this ambitious project proved successful and met the expectations of the founders? What is the role of the V4 countries in the EU and in international relations generally? How do socio-political changes in the individual V4 countries affect their cooperation?
The conference was organized by the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw in cooperation with several universities from Central Europe, including Corvinus University of Budapest. More information on the conference is available here: