Date: 2 July 2020
WI DAILY NEWS
Poland takes the lead in the Visegrad Group
On July 1st 2020 Poland starts its sixth presidency in the Visegrad Group. The programme of the Polish Presidency was adopted by the Council of Ministers on 30 June 2020. “Back on track” will be the motto of this Polish Presidency. Visegrad cooperation will focus not only on post-pandemic reconstruction, but also on giving impetus to regional cooperation, improving it and promoting people-to-people contacts between the societies of the four countries of the Group. The European Union remains the key platform for V4 cooperation.
Therefore, under the Polish Presidency, V4 will focus its work on the current European agenda. In this context, cooperation and coordination in connection with negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework and the Recovery and Resillience Facility are among the priorities. V4 will also focus on deepening cooperation in the digital sector, security cooperation, infrastructure development and the international agenda, e.g. supporting the pro-integration aspirations of the Western Balkan countries, as well as the development of the Eastern Partnership.
V4 initiatives and activities under the Polish Presidency will be divided into three areas: economy and connectivity, security, society. Therefore, presidency has set 4 objectives: coordination of V4 countries’ activities within the EU, fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, strengthening integration and cohesion within the V4, between the V4 countries and societies, development of V4 cooperation in the digital sector.
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