Polish PM arrives in Prague to attend regional summit

The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babis welcomes the Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki. Mateusz Marek/PAP

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrived in Prague on Thursday morning to meet with the heads of government of the regional Visegrad Group (V4), comprising the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, with Austria's chancellor also attending.

Government spokesperson Piotr Muller has told PAP that the meeting in Prague will have two parts. He pointed out that, in the morning, the heads of government of the V4 countries would meet and that later the chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, would join the prime ministers.

Muller noted the aim of the extended format of the summit would be to consult on current V4 and European Union matters, and to become acquainted with the position of Austria on the issues discussed.

He added that topics for discussion would also include posted workers, social policy, the EU's multi-annual budget, migration, the Community's enlargement policy, energy issues, as well as the European Green Deal.

A joint press conference of the heads of government is scheduled at 1 pm, according to the meeting's agenda.