The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia form the Visegrad Group, or V4.
The Visegrad Group, also known as the Visegrad Four or V4, was launched on February 15, 1991 in the Hungarian town of the same name as an alliance set to "work together in a number of fields of common interest within the all-European integration." A regional body within the EU, memeber states the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia strive for closer political, economic and cultural cooperation. Here you can find all DW content touching on the Visegrad Group.
Austria will be taking over the presidency of the Council of the EU on July 1. The country sees itself as a bridge to central Europe and the western Balkans, conservative Austrian politician Martin Engelberg tells DW.
A Slovakian journalist was murdered, and in Hungary and Poland media are coming under increasing pressure from the ruling Fidesz and PiS parties. But changes for the worse in the Czech Republic are less well known.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban was in Vienna this week, forging ties with Central Europe’s newest head of government, the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. As Kerry Skyring reports from Vienna the two leaders found much in common.
The EU migrant redistribution scheme "isn't working," Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said while welcoming Hungary's Viktor Orban in Vienna. The two leaders called for opposition to illegal migration to Europe.