• Visegrád Group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia)
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Fundamental questions of EU integration
  • European security
  • EU and NATO enlargement
  • Western Balkans
  • Transatlantic relations
  • International political economy
  • Geopolitics and geo-economics
  • Risk analysis

Short Bio

Milan Nič is senior research fellow in the Center for Order and Governance in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). He focuses on geopolitical competition, global issues, and interregional dynamics. From September 2019 to February 2021, he was head of the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, which he had joined in April 2017 as a senior fellow.

Nič previously headed the Europe program at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia, and was managing director of its predecessor, the Central European Policy Institute (CEPI). From 2010 to 2012, he served as senior adviser to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Slovakia. Prior to that, he advised the High Representative/EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Nič began his professional career as a broadcaster at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, covering the transition period in Central and Eastern Europe. He was later an analyst at the European Stability Initiative and program director at the Pontis Foundation.

Nič earned his MPhil from the Charles University in Prague and his MA at the Central European University in Budapest. He also studied at the Bologna Center of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).


English, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Serbo-Croatian


[Last updated: January 2023]

Milan Nič



Will Deadlock over Ukraine Kill the EU Enlargement Momentum?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wants to postpone Ukraine’s accession talks and accelerate those of the Balkan candidates. In fact, he might slow down EU enlargement in general, which was only recently revived and which Hungary strongly supports.

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