Poland took over the annual rotating presidency of the Visegrad Group (V4) on July 1, the Foreign Ministry wrote in a Wednesday press release.
The Polish-Czech border in Silesia province, southern Poland, will be fully reopen from Tuesday, June 30, and travelers will no longer be required to submit current coronavirus, the Czech Health Ministry said on Monday.
Poland will take over the presidency of the Visegrad Group (V4) from the Czech Republic on 1 July, Poland's representation to the EU in Brussels plans to mark the occasion by organising over 300 political, economic and cultural events within six months.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz visited Prague on Wednesday, his first foreign visit since the start of the coronavirus epidemic, to discuss with his Czech counterpart Tomas Petricek the re-opening of borders and regional policy.
Analysis of ancient wolf bones by Polish and Czech scientists reveals cut marks.
Poland's government has decided to extend border controls for another 30 days, until June 12, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, the four Visegrad Group (V4) member countries, have pledged EUR 3 mln to speed up the development of a vaccine and drugs to fight the coronavirus epidemic, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday.
Residents of a number of Polish towns on the German and Czech borders protested on Friday against restrictions that cut them off from their jobs or left them stranded in nearby German and Czech locations.
International trains on the Polish-Slovak border are suspended as of Friday, and on the Polish-Czech border as of Saturday, Grzegorz Swiszcz, deputy director of the Government Security Center tweeted on Friday over coronavirus concerns.
Poland introduced sanitary controls at the main border crossings points with Germany and the Czech Republic at 3 pm on Monday due to the coronavirus threat, in line with an earlier announcement by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.