On what President Trump called his first day in office, he signed an executive order informing the other countries party to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that the United States was withdrawing from the proposed treaty. This action delivered on one of the President's promises from the election campaign, and, as White House press spokesman Sean Spicer declared, "signals a new era in trade relations" for the United States.
The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU’s) Democracy Index 2016 measures the state of democracy by rating electoral processes and pluralism, the state of civil liberties, the functioning of government, political participation and political culture in more than 160 countries worldwide. The Czech Republic ranks 31st.
The V4 do not want federalisation, nor a return to only the single market. The emergence of multi-speed Europe is particularly undesirable for them. However, this is where the Visegrád consensus ends, Vít Dostál of the Association for Foreign Affairs (AMO) writes..
The transatlantic relation will be more horizontal, based not as much on government to government relations, but rather on connections between companies, civil society and citizens that are likeminded.