Visegrad Group


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Visegrad Group

An informal grouping consisting of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Leaders meet to discuss common issues. The group administers a scholarship fund and a working group on energy policy. It was established in 1991 following the end of the Cold War.
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Abdyldaev thanked the Hungarian side for organizing the First Ministerial Meeting in the format of Central Asia and the Visegrad Group, which, in his opinion will certainly give impetus to further collaboration and cooperation in all areas of mutual interest of Central Asian countries.
The Visegrad Group (V4), founded in 1991, is a regional consultative mechanism among Central European countries of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary (chair from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018).
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Crnadak said that the collocutors of the meeting discussed further steps to be taken after BiH delivers the responses to the European Commission Questionnaire on February 28th and the way in which the Visegrad Group, presided over by Hungary, can support BiH's efforts to join the EU as soon as possible.
The Visegrad Group, which consists of Poland, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Hungary, is a traditional supporter of the European integration of the Balkans, which has been confirmed with the holding of regular autumn meetings of the ministers of foreign affairs in the V4-Western Balkans format.
Hungarian Prime Minister (PM) Viktor OrbEin, Polish PM Beata SzydEeo, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, Slovak PM Robert Fico, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a joint statement on Tuesday on the sidelines of the Visegrad Group Summit in Budapest, Hungary.
This year the Visegrad Group countries will contribute to security in the Baltic region on a rotational basis.
The aim of this article is to examine the comparative performance of Banks for the Visegrad group (V4) of four Central European States for the period 2009-2013.
Central Europe's Visegrad group countries -named after the 1991 alliance forged in the Hungarian town by the same name - are deeply attached to the EU, if not exactly Europhile then Euro-dependent.
Asked about a statement by a source at the Czech Foreign Ministry that Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek will send a message next week to the EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini in which he intends to brief her on the positive outcomes of this visit, Mikdad said: "There must be efforts exerted by certain groups within the EU such as the Visegrad Group given its notable stances regarding refugees, counter terrorism and free trade.
In question, primarily, is the massive number of refugees, including asylum seekers, as migrants arriving in Europe by land (through Turkey) and sea (through Greece) do not appear to show signs of slowing down, pushing the Balkan states, or the so-called Visegrad Group as well as Austria, to urgently demand taking steps to re-write EU membership rules.
The plan was watered down in the Tusk package, but concerns remain about the proposals in the Visegrad group of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Leaders of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, known as the Visegrad Group, meet on Monday in Prague with their Macedonian and Bulgarian counterparts and could offer them manpower and other aid, diplomats said Friday.