The idea of a two-speed Europe should be viewed positively. In economic policy, permission for Member States not to join certain EU initiatives can – figuratively speaking – fill the national purse. Which is not to say that all ideas should be contested.
Strong voice of the V4 in the European Union is a top priority for Poland’s V4 Presidency, says Marcin Czapliński, National Visegrad Coordinator and Deputy Director at the European Policy Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
China has invested more than EUR5bn in Central and Eastern European countries, although according to data provided by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, this accounts for only 2 per cent of the country's investments in the European Union.