The restoration of Central Europe

.. the artificial division between ‘old’ and ‘new’ members of the European Union, or ‘east’ and ‘west’ Europe … are now out of date as never before. The Visegrád countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) are no longer nervous newcomers, but self-assured old hands. Their record on economic growth and social peace are enviable. They have also shown resilience in the face of adversity – both in coping with the recent financial crisis, and in dealing with the strains and stresses that followed the collapse of communism. Their politics, for the most part, are boringly stable. Their political co-operation … is increasingly impressive and effective.

wrote   Edward Lucas, the editor of the international section of The Economist in “European Voice”.

Advertisements
Leave a comment

Please leave a meaningful reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: