Doing Business in the Visegrad Group

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Doing Business in the Visegrad Group : Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia Monika Chabanová

Basic Information
Czech Rebublic Capital City Surface Population Currency PRAGUE 78 867km² 10 505 445 Czech Koruna (CZK) Hungary BUDAPEST 93 036 km² 9 938 000 Forint (HUF) Poland WARSAW 312 685 km² 38 538 447 Zloty (PLN) Slovakia BRATISLAVA 49 035 km² 5 397 036 Euro (EUR)

Official language
Logo

Czech

Hungarian

Polish

Slovak

Prime Minister

Petr Nečas

Viktor Orbán

Donald Tusk

Robert Fico

Historical Background
HUNGARY POLAND CZECH REP. SLOVAKIA The first mentions: 9th century: First empire: Great Moravia 10th century: Hungarian Kingdom 1000 – St. Stefan /Árpád Dynasty 15th century: King Matthias Corvinus 1526 – 1699 Ottoman wars 10th century: Polish Kingdom 966 – Mieszko I. /Piast Dynasty 14th – 16th century Jagiellon Dynasty 16th century: Polish-Lituanian Union 10th century: Bohemia Premyslid Dynasty 14th century Charles IV. – the Golden Age 1526 Habsburg Monarchy 10th century: Part of th Kingdom of Hungary Part of th Kingdom of Hungary 1526 – 1699 Ottoman wars

1620 – 18th century 1848 Dark Age Revolution and War Dividing Poland between Enactment of the of Independence Prussia, Russia and first national Austria literally language 1848-1849 17th century:

HUNGARY

POLAND CZECH REP. 1914 – 1918 World War I.

SLOVAKIA

Republic of Hungary Republic of Poland 1939 – 1945 World War II.

Czechoslovakia

1945 - 1989
Occupation by the Russians -> Communist states of the Soviet Union 1989 VELVET REVOLUTION – planned economy -> market economy 1st January 1993

Separation of
Czechoslovakia 1st May 2004 EUROPEAN UNION

History of Visegrad 4
• Visegrád Group/Visegrad Four/V4 • Alliance of 4 Central European states: – – – – Czech Republic Hungary Poland Slovakia

• Cooperation and European integration • Summit meeting in 1991 in the Hungarian castle town Visegrád • May 1, 2004 -> Integration to the European Union...
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