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Política, globalidad y ciudadanía

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NEGRIN, Alejandro  and  LOZANO, Pablo. The Visegrad Group: a vision of Central Europe. Conversation with Lech Walesa. Polít. globalidad. ciudad. [online]. 2022, vol.8, n.15, pp.135-156.  Epub Nov 09, 2022. ISSN 2395-8448.

This work seeks to present, based on a direct testimony, a readable and updated vision of the concept of Central Europe, as a differentiated subregion in the context of the European Union. To understand the construction of a new Central Europe after the end of the communist era - characterized today by liberal democracies and consolidated market economies with great potential - is one of the most significant challenges of Mexico's foreign policy. The instrumental concept that guides this work is the construction and functioning of the Visegrad Group, formed in 1991 and constituted by Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary as the clearer and most consistent political and cooperation expression in Central Europe today. The reflection presented in this work has as its starting point a direct dialogue between the authors with one of the architects of the Visegrad Group and a central actor in the end of communism in Europe: the famous worker leader and former Polish president Lech Walesa. Thirty years after the creation of the Visegrad Group, it is essential to know his perspective.

Keywords : Central Europe; Visegrad Group; Lech Walesa; Vaclav Havel; Foreign Policy of Mexico..

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