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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The key priorities of the Czech Presidency of the Visegrad Group are, in addition to setting the future shape of the CAP, water and soil management, dual food quality and the EU's forestry policy.
The Visegrad Group's commitment to supporting the Euro-Atlantic integration of the countries of the region was reaffirmed at the meeting and, on the eve of the publication of this year's EC progress reports, it was said that it was necessary for the EU to properly reward the progress that the region and the Republic of North Macedonia in particular have recently achieved.
The Visegrad Group, Visegrad Four, or V4 is a cultural and political alliance of four Central European states the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
Netanyahu was supposed to meet with the leaders of the four central European countries known as the Visegrad Group Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia during the two-day meeting in Israel.
Stopping Orban, the Visegrad Group and all the euro rebels is a priority for Western Europe, which sees a crucial date in the upcoming Hungarian elections.
Deputy Prime Minister for Justice Reform and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva will take part in a meeting of foreign ministers from the Visegrad Group and the countries of the Western Balkans, reported BGNES.
The Visegrad group countries (V4) announced on Tuesday their support to strengthen the European Union's (EU) ties with Egypt, adding that they would present the diplomatic progress they had with Egypt during the holding of the next EU-Egypt Association Council, according to a V4 Summit statement.
A mechanized infantry unit from the Slovak armed forces will arrive in Latvia next week as part of the implementation of the decisions taken at the NATO summit in Warsaw about involvement of the Visegrad Group countries, in strengthening security in the Baltic region, the Latvian Defense Ministry said.
Eastern European countries like Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia -- known collectively as the Visegrad group -- have demanded that the European Commission be reined in as a consequence of Britain's vote to leave the bloc.
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."
This paper focuses on the Visegrad Group countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia) that belong among the transformed economies of the former Eastern Bloc and whose regions can be generally regarded as less developed when compared with the regions of the traditional EU countries (EU 15).