Working papers

The French Public Opinion on Immigration
Between 2012 ad 2017
Author: Sejla Almadi
The proposal on a new stricter immigration law in France divided the
authorities and civil organizations dealing with immigrants, as well as the representatives of the French political life. The study aimed to examine the French public opinion on immigration and immigrants depending on the trends of immigration and terrorist attacks in the country. The research design applied the data of eight nation-wide polls from the past five years upon the determination of their level of reliability. The method involved summing up the descriptive statistics along fourfocus events: Charlie Hebdo in January 2015,  Bataclan in November 2015, Nizza in July 2016, and Marseille in October 2017. The study highlighted the convergence between the French public opinion and the proposal on the new immigration law, according to the polls.








Brexit and the V4: Potential Impacts, Interests, and Perceptions
– Vít Beneš (Institute of International Relations, Prague, Czech Republic);
– Tadeusz Chabiera (War Studies University, Warsaw, Poland);
– Matúš Mišík (Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia);
– Balázs Szent‐Iványi (Aston University, Birmingham, UK);
– András Tétényi (Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary)


The purpose of this report is to map the interests of the Visegrad 4 countries (V4; the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) towards Brexit and post-Brexit Europe, and identify similarities in the views of the four countries where they can work together. Specifically, the report examines V4 interests towards three aspects of Brexit and post-Brexit Europe: interests towards the EU-UK deal itself; interests related to Brexit-induced changes in the UK; and interests on EU level changes caused by Brexit. All three aspects are analysed with a focus on economic, security and institutional issues.






Assessing Existing Practices in Capacity Building and Experience Sharing for the Central European New Donors
– Balázs Szent-Iványi
– András Tétényi
This report was commissioned by the World Bank Institute from the Corvinus University of Budapest on the capacity development projects and programs provided by established donor agencies and multilateral institutions to assist the ten new EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in the creation and advancement of their official development assistance (ODA) policies.