Locked content V4 and Balkan states support EU expansion

Heads of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrád Group (V4), which includes Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia, as well as the Balkan members of the EU (B4): Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia, agreed to support the expansion of the European Union to include six Western Balkan states: Albania, Serbia,...

Locked content Slovakian PM: our vital interest is the EU, not Visegrad Group

Slovakian PM Robert Fico said that it’s in Bratislava interest to be a part of a deeply integrated core EU, not with the Visegrad Group. “The fundamentals of my policy are being close to the (EU) core, close to France, to Germany. I am very much interested in regional cooperation within the Visegrad...

Locked content Macron and V4 leaders to “smooth things out”

French President Emmanuel Macron met with the Visegrad four leaders in Brussels last week during the EU summit. “”At the Visegrad meeting this morning we established which issues we disagree on and where we will continue to talk to better understand each other’s constraints. There are is...

Locked content V4 to support Eastern Partnership countries

Foreign affairs ministers of the Visegrad Group countries have voiced “strong support” for the Eastern Partnership during a meeting in Warsaw. “We would like the Eastern Partnership to bring the Eastern Partnership countries closer to the European Union, and at the same time to significantly increas...

Locked content V4 leaders sign the Warsaw Declaration on innovation

The leaders of Visegrad Group members – Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Czechia, signed the Warsaw Declaration on innovation in the CEE during the Innovation Summit held in Warsaw. “The declaration opens up a path to innovation, so that the CEE region can be competitive with the most innovative global...

Locked content Visegrad Group ‘won’t be blackmailed’ over EU migrat...

The leaders of Visegrad Group members – Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Czechia, said that they won’t be blackmailed by threats of blocking the EU funds if they don’t participate in the relocation of thousands of refugees from the Middle East. Claiming that such decision should be a sovere...

Locked content V4 calls for bigger role of nations

Poland, Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary (Visegrad Group – V4) leaders urged the EU to increase the role of national parliaments in a planned reshape of the bloc’s strategy. According to the group’s statement “more significant and definite role” should be given to national parliaments in or...

Locked content Waszczykowski: Poland ready for Lisbon Treaty amendment

“Poland is ready, if needed, for the amendment of the Lisbon Treaty to reform the European Union and has the Visegrad Group backing in the issue,” Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told TVN24 on Thursday. According to the minister, the European Union needs to be reformed and P...