Integration Processes in the Visegrad Group Countries: the Concept of Central Europe

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2014-7-18-27

M. Simon, Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 42a Novocheremushkinskaya Str., Moscow, 117418, Russian Federation (

Abstract. This article tries to examine the ways of Central European discourse construction and its transformation after the Visegrad Group members accession to the EU; to find the external and internal environment for this group; to analyze the impact of the concept of Central Europe on intensity of the V4 members interaction; to discover the features of their foreign policy and mechanisms of regional cooperation; to correlate the processes of sociopolitical development in this countries with pan-European deepening and widening integration vectors.

Keywords: CCE, Central Europe, The Visegrad Group, V4, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, integration, EU, regional construction, discourse, post-communist transformation

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For citation:
Simon M. Integration Processes in the Visegrad Group Countries: the Concept of Central Europe. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2014, no. 7, pp. 18-27.

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