Economic relations between the Visegrad countries and Russia: before and after Ukraine
Given the turbulent relations between the West and Russia that soured over Ukraine, the aim of this project was to undertake a thorough research on the state of economic relations between Russia and the individual Visegrad countries. Firstly, it seeked to highlight possible changes and continuities in light of the conflict in Ukraine. Secondly, it filled a gap in having a more clear understanding on energy dependencies, industrial hubs, and other trade linkages between the respective countries.
The results of our analysis are presented in the publication: Harsh expectations versus a modest reality. Economic relations between the Visegrad countries and Russia surrounding the Ukrainian crisis.pdf
We also encourage you to familiarize yourself with the articles related to the Polish side:
- The Russian-Ukrainian war’s imprint on Polish-Russian trade
- The impact of Russian sanctions on the Polish agri-food sector
- Political and social perception of sanctions
- The institutional mechanisms of Polish-Russian economic relations
- Polish-Russian energy relations following the aggression against Ukraine – part 1
- Polish-Russian energy relations following the aggression against Ukraine – part 2
The project also aimed to assess Visegrad countries' bilateral instruments to foster economic cooperation with Russia and shed light on the extent to which economic ties can affect political decision-making.
This project was supported by the International Visegrad Fund. It was realized between September 2016 and July 2017.
Visegrad project partners:
- Czech Republic: Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)
- Hungary: Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)
- Slovakia: Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA)