New Dimensions of Cooperation: Hungary and Slovakia’s Joint Involvement in the Western Balkans
The accession of Hungary and Slovakia to the European Union provided them with
an opportunity to shape the policies of the EU, including foreign and enlargement ones.
Until now, neither of the countries exploited all chances they had, since a big portion of
their diplomatic activities aimed at the explanation of problems in their bilateral rela-
tions. Instead of presenting new initiatives that might be of added value for the EU, both
countries got the reputation of more hostile EU members.