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Visegrad leaders meet in Bratislava

THREE prime ministers and one foreign minister from the Visegrad Group (V4) of countries met in Bratislava on June 16 at a summit to conclude the Slovak presidency of the group. Slovakia passed the rotating presidency on to the Czech Republic, which will preside from July 1.

THREE prime ministers and one foreign minister from the Visegrad Group (V4) of countries met in Bratislava on June 16 at a summit to conclude the Slovak presidency of the group. Slovakia passed the rotating presidency on to the Czech Republic, which will preside from July 1.

Slovakia’s Iveta Radičová, Poland’s Donald Tusk, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán and Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg evaluated the fulfilment of the programme of the Slovak presidency, dealt with issues related to the EU membership of the individual countries, and discussed the topic of Hungary’s current presidency of the EU.

Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas decided not to attend the summit due to widespread strikes in the transport industry in his country on the day of the meeting.


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