June 16, 2019

The Visegrad Group in the Elections to the European Parliament. Prospects for Ukraine

Serhiy Polyovyk 

Elections to the European Parliament, which have recently taken place, are special for Ukraine, including because of the political preferences of deputies and prospects for the development of its geographical neighbors. These include, in particular, the member countries of the informal grouping of the Visegrad Four, namely, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

From the geopolitical point of view, relations with them have always been important. Ukraine even raised the question of joining the group as a fifth member. Founded in 1991, the Visegrad Group has always been mainly oriented to its members' integration into the EU and NATO. Lobbying their mutual interests, and especially of the neighboring Ukraine, has never been determined as a priority.

The article is available in Ukrainian