The Czech Republic and Poland stand at a pivotal juncture to emerge as a central hub for regional political advancement. Prague and Warsaw, united not only in their position against Russian aggression in Ukraine and on, possess the potential to forge shared perspectives within the structures of the European Union and NATO. This collaborative effort can garner support from neighboring countries, fostering mutual benefits for all stakeholders. However, Pavel Havlíček, from the Association for International Affairs in Prague, highlights the potential challenge of internal Czech politics posing a risk to this collaborative development.
In their paper, Pavel Havlíček of the Association for International Affairs in Prague and Adam Balcer from the College of Eastern Europe argument that the Czech Republic and Poland have the potential to serve as a central political nexus for the entire region. In the podcast, Havlíček, the Czech expert, emphasizes the shared political positions between Prague and Warsaw, particularly on issues such as Russian aggression in Ukraine and other pivotal European matters. As the collaboration between the two capitals deepens over time, it holds the promise of not only garnering support from other regional capitals for the collective benefit of stakeholders within the EU and NATO frameworks, but also marginalizing detrimental policies of Hungary's Viktor Orban.
This podcast has emerged as a result of the project "Czech-Polish Cooperation in Eastern Europe at the Turn of New Opportunities" implemented by the Association for International Affairs (AMO) in Prague and College of Eastern Europe (KEW) and was supported by the Czech-Polish Forum.