For Visegrad, CSDP is ineffective but EU should gain strategic independence
Vít Dostál and Zsuzsanna Végh published a new text in European Security Journal drawing on the results of the research project Trends of Visegrad European Policy.
Migration and asylum policy as well as security and defence cooperation both featured high on the EU’s agenda over the past year, and in the V4 an overwhelming majority anticipates that both will become at least somewhat more important on the EU agenda in the next five years (83% and 82% respectively). Concerning the countries’ own EU policies, on average 66% of the respondents believe that migration and asylum policy will become even more important than it is now – which is significant considering how central it has already been over the past two years. A similarly high number, on average 65% of the V4 respondents, believe that Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) will become more prominent on their countries’ EU agenda.
You can read the text in full here.