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Poland starts its presidency in the Visegrad Group

01.07.2020

On July 1st 2020 Poland takes the lead in the Visegrad Group. "Back on track" will be the motto of this Polish Presidency.

Polish Presidency of the Visegrad Group

On July 1st, 2020, the annual rotating Polish Presidency of the Visegrad Group (V4) began. It is the sixth Polish presidency of V4. 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. In addition, V4 will focus, inter alia, 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 (PL) Presidency (PRES) will be divided into three areas: 

  1. Economy and connectivity
  2. Security
  3. Society

In these three areas PL PRES has set 4 objectives:

1. Strong V4 in a strong Europe
Objective related to the coordination of V4 countries' activities within the EU

2. Return to normality
Objective related to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences

3. People-to-people contacts
Objective related to strengthening integration and cohesion within the V4, between the V4 countries/societies.

4. Digital V4 – e-V4
Objective related to the development of V4 cooperation in the digital sector.

MFA Press Office