V4 leaders seeking common position on EU recovery plan


The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary) are meeting in Lednice Chateau in south Moravia on Thursday to coordinate their position on the proposed EU recovery plan ahead of a meeting of the European Council, due to take place next week. It will be the first meeting in person of V4 leaders since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The recovery plan should distribute 750 billion euros among EU member countries, from which the Czech Republic should receive about 20 billion euros (about 550 billion crowns). Italy and Spain are slated to be the biggest recipients of aid.

The Czech Republic and Hungary have reservations about the proposal, while Slovakia and Poland support it. The goal of the V4 summit in Lednice is to try to find a common position on the issue.