We agreed that within our transatlantic group we can differ, but the EU and the United States are the pillar of peace and democracy, and we want to cooperate as closely as possible. We rather want to eliminate, not strengthen, the mechanisms of trade protectionism, because with free trade we develop well said the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki after the V4 summit with the Chancellor Angela Merkel in Bratislava.
The Head of the Polish Government emphasized that the Visegrad countries and Germany expressed their view that Brexit is a
very bad thing for the whole EU however, the decision made in the referendum in the UK is respected. According to the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, when it comes to Brexit, what is needed now, are creative and flexible solutions.
The Prime Minister emphasized that the Visegrad countries are the most important trading partner for Germany, much more important than e.g. France or the United States, or China. According to the Head of the Polish Government, this shows the dynamics and strength of the Visegrad Group.
The Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki pointed out also that the prime ministers of V4 countries successfully integrate their views, even though they come form various political groups in EP. He expressed his satisfaction
that we discussed transatlantic relations with Chancellor Merkel in such a consistent manner.
The leaders talked also about the threats at the EU’s eastern border, Russian aggression against Ukraine and about how to eliminate these tensions, so as to make the common policy lead to a unified stand, which in the interests of EU Member States.
Previous meeting of the prime ministers of the Visegrad Group with the German Chancellor took place in mid-2016 in Warsaw.