Visegrad Group summit in Karlovy Vary ends


A summit of the Visegrad Group presidents in the West Bohemian town of Karlovy Vary ended on Saturday. The four presidents pledged to jointly support issues promoted by the Hungarian and Polish EU presidencies next year. Primary among those issues will be energy security, namely the integration of transit systems and decreasing dependence on a single source of energy. Czech President Václav Klaus said the summit met expectations and that the participants agreed on the continuing importance of the V4 group, which consists of the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. The summit was the first opportunity for Mr Klaus and Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič to meet with the newly elected presidents of Hungary and Poland, Pal Schmitt and Bronislaw Komorowski.