Juncker swoops on Visegrad nations to halt EU split after weekend with Boris

18 Oct

The 62-year-old President of the European Commission is to host an informal dinner in Brussels with the leaders of the four countries – Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic after a series of events caused diplomatic frustrations.

Due to attend are Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary; Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia; Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; and Beata Szydło, Prime Minister of Poland.

The European Commission’s chief spokesman Margaritas Schinas said the dinner was designed “to have an informal occasion to discuss openly the issues the president identified in his State of the Union speech.

“Namely, his unwavering commitment to ensure east and west work together”.

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