On Monday, 20th May 2019, the 15th anniversary of the Czech Republic entering the European Union was celebrated at the Prague House in Brussels. The largest enlargement of the EU took place on 1 May 2004. In this context, Czech Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM organised together with the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU and the Delegation of Prague to the EU a panel discussion entitled 15 years in the EU: What have we learned?, where four representatives from the states of Visegrád group were given the floor.
Milena Hrdinková, Czech State Secretary for European Affairs, and H.E. Jakub Dürr, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the EU, opened the debate with their speeches. Vladimír Bartovic, Director of EUROPEUM, Orsolya Raczova from Bratislava-based think-tank GLOBSEC, Sandor Gyula Nagy, Deputy Director for Research from Hungarian Institute for Foreign Affairs and Jakub Groszkowski from Polish Centre for Eastern Studies participated in the panel discussion moderated by Martin Michelot, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM.
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