With the re-election of Emmanuel Macron, southern EU member states constitute a fairly homogeneous group led by pro-European governments and pro-EU leaderships, despite their governments belonging to different political groups (Photo: morberg)

Southern Europe needs a 'V4' equivalent

Regional groupings have been gaining influence in the European Union's politics and agenda, with groups formed along geographical and/or thematic lines.

The Visegrád Group, the New Hanseatic League, the Benelux or the Nordics have frequently worked together to push forward their demands on various matters, from trade, economic and fiscal policies to migration and relations with exte...

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