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    Time for the Polish presidency of the Visegrad Group

    On July 1, Poland took over the presidency of the Visegrad Group. On this occasion, in the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels, a ceremony of taking over this presidency from the Czech Republic, which held it over the last year, took place.

    The ceremony was attended not only by ambassadors to the European Union of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries – Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary – but also Romania, Croatia, Slovenia and Luxembourg, as well as by EU commissioners: for agriculture – Janusz Wojciechowski and for neighborhood and extensions – Oliver Varhelyi. Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the European Union Andrzej Sadoś said that V4, from Brussels perspective, is a very practical and effective platform for coordinating positions on specific issues. “In both the four countries and in the Visegrad plus formula, we are an important format that contributes to making the most important decisions in the Union,” he said. According to commissioner Wojciechowski, Poland is taking over the presidency of the V4 at a key moment in the European Union, because member states are on the verge of finalizing budget negotiations.

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