Central European Program

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The full-fledged Russian aggression against Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has significantly and dynamically transformed the geopolitical situation also in Central Europe.

As one of the most important consequences of these dynamic changes, a new, more strategic alliance between Poland and the Czech Republic has emerged. Both countries share similar geopolitical, military, economic and social interests and concerns with regard to the situation in and around Ukraine. From a regional security point of view, Poland and the Czech Republic are strategically interested in Ukraine’s victory over the Russian Federation, its successful future post-war reconstruction and its further European integration.

Of course, there are also advocates of Ukraine, like Baltic states or Sweden, whose involvement is immense and with whom such efforts should be coordinated and discussed.

Within the program we are monitoring the situation in Hungary as the Prime Minister Viktor Orban is a menace. To the detriment of Europe’s military, economic, and energy security, his Fidesz government serves authoritarian Russia and China’s interests in Brussels and beyond. You can subscribe to the bi-weekly newsletter Orban Watch Briefing to be regularly updated on this matter.