This will be the third such session involving the V4 (Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary) and NB8 countries (Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), with the first one having taken place in Gdansk, Poland, and the other in Narva, Estonia. Both meetings were productive, and Lajčák said he expects that the event in Slovakia will be similarly fruitful.
The ministers will debate current issues, among them EU’s energy security, Ukraine and issues pertaining to the Eastern Partnership policy and the fight against terrorism. Slovak Vice President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič has also accepted invitation to the part of debate concerning energy security.
“The format is interesting, as it puts together EU and NATO member countries that have more or less a similar size - with the exception of Poland - while all these countries are in a certain way on the eastern wing of both NATO and EU,” Lajčák said.
11. Mar 2015 at 22:56 | Compiled by Spectator staff