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CE Conference 2022 - EU and the Visegrad Four

EU and the Visegrad Four

V4 versus EU: what next?
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CE Conference 2022 - EU and the Visegrad Four
The legislative challenges of Hungary and Poland have led to a need for new deliberations regarding the future of the Visegrad 4 alliance. Is this a sign of a new paradigm shift in V4 values, and what does this mean for the united front they were meant to represent in EU integration efforts? How should the EU respond, and to what extent?

Speakers

Jiří Přibáň - CE Conference 2022 - EU and the Visegrad Four Speaker
Image source: www.cardiff.ac.uk
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Jiří Přibáň

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Jiří Přibáň

Meet Jiří Přibáň, a Czech Professor of Law at Cardiff University, as well as the founding director of the Centre of Law and Society. Although he is most known for his research on the philosophy and sociology of law, his interests are not limited to the legal sphere. He has dedicated much of his time investigating the construction of national identity, along with how this relates to constitutional developments, not only in the Czech Republic, but within the wider Central European region as well. In 2013, he notably refused the offer of becoming one of the Czech constitutional judges, thus declining the president Miloš Zeman‘s nomination. His current research focuses on European Societal Constitutionalism, and how it relates to transnationalism and populism.

Meet Jiří Přibáň, a Czech Professor of Law at Cardiff University, as well as the founding director of the Centre of Law and Society. Although he is most known for his research on the philosophy and sociology of law, his interests are not limited to the legal sphere. He has dedicated much of his time investigating the construction of national identity, along with how this relates to constitutional developments, not only in the Czech Republic, but within the wider Central European region as well. In 2013, he notably refused the offer of becoming one of the Czech constitutional judges, thus declining the president Miloš Zeman‘s nomination. His current research focuses on European Societal Constitutionalism, and how it relates to transnationalism and populism.


Milada Anna Vachudová - CE Conference 2022 - EU and the Visegrad Four Speaker
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Milada Anna Vachudová - CE Conference 2022 - EU and the Visegrad Four Speaker

Milada Anna Vachudová

Milada Anna Vachudová

Meet Milada Anna Vachudová, the political scientist based at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specialises in European politics, political change in postcommunist Europe, the European Union and the impact of international actors on domestic politics. Her recent articles explore the trajectories of European states amidst strengthening ethnopopulism and democratic backsliding – and how these changes are impacting party systems and the European Union. She is also part of the core team of the Chapel Hill Expert Survey (CHES) on the positions of political parties across Europe. Her book, Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage and Integration After Communism (Oxford University Press) was awarded the Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research among other honours.

Meet Milada Anna Vachudová, the political scientist based at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specialises in European politics, political change in postcommunist Europe, the European Union and the impact of international actors on domestic politics. Her recent articles explore the trajectories of European states amidst strengthening ethnopopulism and democratic backsliding – and how these changes are impacting party systems and the European Union. She is also part of the core team of the Chapel Hill Expert Survey (CHES) on the positions of political parties across Europe. Her book, Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage and Integration After Communism (Oxford University Press) was awarded the Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research among other honours.

Karolina Zbytniewska - CE Conference 2022 - EU and the Visegrad Four Speaker
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Karolina Zbytniewska - CE Conference 2022 - EU and the Visegrad Four Speaker

Karolina Zbytniewska

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Karolina Zbytniewska

Meet Karolina Zbytniewska, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director at EURACTIV Poland, a major Polish media focusing on European and global affairs. She is an expert in and regular commentator of European affairs, international politics, as well as of the state of democracy. She is also the founder and president of the Global Political Network Foundation.

Meet Karolina Zbytniewska, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director at EURACTIV Poland, a major Polish media focusing on European and global affairs. She is an expert in and regular commentator of European affairs, international politics, as well as of the state of democracy. She is also the founder and president of the Global Political Network Foundation.








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Michal Šimečka

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Michal Šimečka

Meet Michal Šimečka, the Slovak MEP for Progressive Slovakia, where he also serves as a Vice-Chair. He holds a DPhil in Politics and International Relations from the University of Oxford. He has also worked as a research fellow for the Institute of International Relations in Prague, and as a journalist for the Slovak journal SME, as well as the Financial Times. As an MEP, he dedicates his focus to the upholding and monitoring of rule of law and democracy in the European Union. As of 2022, he serves as a Vice-President of the European Parliament, and is the first Slovak to hold this position.

Meet Michal Šimečka, the Slovak MEP for Progressive Slovakia, where he also serves as a Vice-Chair. He holds a DPhil in Politics and International Relations from the University of Oxford. He has also worked as a research fellow for the Institute of International Relations in Prague, and as a journalist for the Slovak journal SME, as well as the Financial Times. As an MEP, he dedicates his focus to the upholding and monitoring of rule of law and democracy in the European Union. As of 2022, he serves as a Vice-President of the European Parliament, and is the first Slovak to hold this position.




Blog

CE Conference 2022 - EU and the Visegrad Four - European Parliament blog

From constitutional pluralism to authoritarianism

EU & VISEGRAD 4
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Adriana Svítková, 9th Feb 2022
CE Conference 2022 - EU and the Visegrad Four - European Parliament blog

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