Prague: Meeting of the Visegrad Group Prime Ministers

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki took part in the meeting of the heads of governments of the V4 countries as well as of politicians representing Western Balkan states. The issues discussed during the summit included Brexit, 2021–2027 multiannual EU budget and climate policy. Also, a joint declaration of the V4 Prime Ministers concerning cooperation with the Western Balkans region was adopted.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

The head of the Polish government pointed out that as for the structure of the multiannual financial framework, all V4 states show agreement. As he emphasised, thanks to this, the success of common activities is clearly visible in Europe.

Moreover, today’s debate also focused on the relations between the EU and the Western Balkans region. The leaders discussed current international problems and challenges, including climate policy and related challenges in the energy sector. Also, cooperation in the field of safety was discussed, e.g. in the context of preventing illegal migration and combating organised crime.

The Prime Minister referred also to the need for EU’s integration with the Western Balkan countries. He stressed that “this matter is very important for ensuring the security of the entire continent and provides the Central European countries with an opportunity to develop their road, rail and energy infrastructure”.

The meeting was attended by V4 prime ministers, as well as the prime ministers of Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and a representative of Kosovo.

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