The Framing of the Debates on the Future of the EU in the V4 Political Discourse

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Rok publikování 2019
Druh Vyžádané přednášky
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Fakulta sociálních studií

Popis Since the accession to the EU in 2004, V4 countries have been very often labelled as “troublemakers” in their positions themselves vis-a-vis particular EU policies or reforms (Marek, Baun, 2010; Ridder, 2008; Szczerbiak, 2012). This labelling has become more apparent in day to day real EU political life especially with regard to the discussions about the future of the European integration project in the post-Brexit era. Specifically, attention is increasingly being paid to the topic of differentiated integration (Warleigh-Lack, 2015). In general, V4 countries that have formed the institutionalized multilateral cooperative platform for more than 20 years are often compared as a group or as units of a group (Dangerfield, 2008; Törő, Butler, Grúber, 2014; Schmidt, 2016). The paper focuses on the level of countries, where the importance in individual V4 countries is explored. The aim is to evaluate the formation of V4 countries positions towards debates on the future of the EU. Thus, it addresses the following research question: How is the debate on the future of Europe framed in the foreign policy discourses of the V4 countries?
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