Today, European Geostrategy proudly publishes its first Long Post, which is co-authored by Tamás Csiki and Bence Németh, who work for the Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies of the National Public Service University, Budapest and the Hungarian Ministry of Defence, respectively. This Long Post deals with the rise of military co-operation among the Central European powers, including Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia. This is known as the Central European Roundtable on Defence Co-operation, which emerged during 2011 in light of the impact of the financial crisis on the concerned states’ military budgets. The authors outline the history of these countries’ military co-operation, place it in a wider context, and then conclude by offering five different recommendations for the Roundtable to consider when it meets on 18th June 2012 to discuss further military collaboration.
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