The issue of rule of law and the ability of EU institutions to positively influence the situation in EU countries in this domain is one of the most controversial and most sensitive topics in the EU.

Czech diplomat and new European Defense Agency chief Jiří Šedivý in an interview talks about new instruments of European defense and cooperation possibilities for defense industry. It appeals to companies to visit the agency in Brussels: "We will help you out with the basic orientation," says to armament industry.


Turkey looks to central Europe for potential for trade cooperation, support within NATO, but also for support for EU membership talks. Given that Turks distance themselves from both Arab identity and Syrian migrants, negative narratives about "inadaptable" moslims by Visegrad leaders do not take personally, says Lucie Tungul.

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According to a Slovak expert on Russia, Putin no longer seeks to be the pillar of responsibility for everything that is going on in Russia. Constitutional reform, which is being drafted, may very well "deter the future deal with Kiev" and jeopardize the dialogue with the EU.

What solutions do the parties offer in their election manifestos regarding the defense and security policies?