Visegrad Group “has its own voice” 

Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia & Poland started a cultural alliance in 1991 called the Visegrád Group. The International Visegrád Fund contributes 8 million annually to fund proposals, grants& research. It seems to be promoting illiberal democracies.

Visegrad Group “has its own voice” on a variety of issues, including immigration, and this could serve to strengthen rather than to divide Europe, the state secretary for international communications said in Warsaw on Monday.

Addressing a press event at the Hungarian embassy, Zoltan Kovacs said that over the course of their unique history, central European countries had developed a distinctive voice and the differences between central and western Europe, he added, could help strengthen the continent.

“Our perspective is just as relevant as anyone else’s, be that southern or northern Europe,” Kovacs said. “We have capabilities that should be represented.”

V4 will be looking to speak as one in the run-up to next May’s European parliamentary elections, Kovacs said: “Voters in all member states will most certainly be focusing on the issue of migration.” The V4 should consider how they can have their voices better heard in the EP, too, he added.

Visegrad group “has its own voice” on a variety of issues, including immigration, and this could serve to strengthen rather than to divide Europe, the state secretary for international communications @zoltanspox said in #Poland. #V4

Visegrad Group is united against the UN Migration Compact as Slovakia defies Brussels and Emmanuel Macron to reject the Pact.

Kovacs highlighted the region’s economic strength, saying that trade turnover between the V4 and Germany was 50 percent more than Germany’s trade volume with France.

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