Why is Trenčín a Place of Peace
In fact, the historical roots of this grouping reach back to the 14th century. Three kingdoms were then competing for power in the Central European region: Czech, Polish and Hungarian. Their representatives meet in Trenčín, presently in Slovakia, in 24 August 1335 looking for an agreement in territorial issues, mainly between the Czech and Polish king subsequently, the three kings, John of Luxemburg (Czech), Charles Robert (Hungarian) and Kazimir III (Polish) meet in Visegrad on the Danube River, presently in Hungary. On 3 September 1335, the Czech–Hungarian alliance Treaty and on 19 November 1335, the Czech–Polish Alliance Treaty were signed. The Visegrad negotinations aimed also at the unification of trade, taxes and trade routes. So this triple alliance was a miniature precursor of the future European Union.