The Group, composed of Poland, Hungary, and Czechslovakia (later the independent nations of the Czech Republic and Slovakia) was driven by a dream of regional cooperation and desire to be part of the European family. First, the effects of World War II left their mark, and then the decades-long subjugation of the communist regime were extreme tribulations for Poland. The desire for both mutual support and cooperation eased Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic’s entry to NATO in 1999, with Slovakia following soon after. In 2004, the V4 countries became full European Union members, contributing to political growth and stronger, more competitive economies. While Central Europe has fostered supply routes running east to west, we have adopted a strategy integrating the region from north to south. Alone we might have been weak, but together we represent a truly powerful economy on the world map. The Group has evolved over the years. In the first years of its existence, the Visegrád Group was not “systematized” due to its informal nature. This changed in 1999 with the introduction of the rotating presidential system. We are delighted that Poland has the presidency as the Group celebrates our 30 th anniversary.