How to improve functioning of the internal market among V4 countries


International expert workshop organized by the Association for International Affairs (AMO) and Antall József Knowledge Centre with kind support of the International Visegrad Fund.

The event is a part of the project Smooth Functioning of the Internal Market between V4 Countries co-funded by the International Visegrad Fund. The project is a platform for meetings of experts, representatives of media, consumer organizations, chambers of commerce and public administrations from Visegrad countries in order to discuss possibilities of enhanced functioning of internal market in the Central European region.


1st panel: How to improve functioning of the internal market among V4 countries?

  • How can chambers of commerce in the Visegrad region help to improve the functioning of the internal market between V4 countries and prevent market fragmentation?
  • Are the existing links between chambers of commerce in different V4 countries sufficient? Can chambers of commerce soften and moderate the potentially competing interests of some of its members?
  • How can chambers of commerce in the Visegrad region cooperate better? What common projects could be developed? For instance, could a common approach and position to the introduction of the single currency in Visegrad countries be forged between chambers of commerce?
  • Is there room for the joint promotion of common interests at EU level or for the joint promotion of the Visegrad region in foreign markets, including America or Asia?

2nd panel: V4 + Austria: what can TTIP bring to business in our region?

  • Impact Analysis: Are SMEs in our region able of a break through directly on the US market? How could be the economies of V4 countries and Austrian affected by the TTIP compared to other EU member states?
  • Common Interests: How to turn the TTIP into a real advantage for economy in V4 countries and Austria? Are there common offensive and defensive positions on TTIP (on both tariffs and TNBs) that are shared among businesses in V4 countries and Austria?
  • The Route Ahead: Is there a place for Chambers of Commerce to send a joint signal to their governments and the EU on their preferences regarding TTIP?

The 2nd panel is organized with support of British Embassies in Visegrad countries and Austria.

Research paper: Internal Market among V4 Countries: Energizing Stakeholders’ Activity to Press for its Smoother Functioning »

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Time and venue:
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Antall József Knowledge Centre, 4-6 Közraktár, 1093 Budapest

Working language:

Kryštof Kruliš, Research Fellow,
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