Welcome to the official website of Hungary’s 2021/22 Presidency of the Visegrad Group, a regional cooperation
platform of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Visit us for the latest information on current V4 priorities and
official high-level meetings, public events and joint projects organised under the Presidency between 1 July 2021 and
30 June 2022, in Hungary and around the world.
21 December 2021
As the final high-level event of 2021, the Foreign Ministers of the Visegrad Group and Turkey met in Budapest on 21 December. The leaders discussed migration, Afghanistan, the Western Balkans, the possibilities of enhanced economic cooperation following the Covid-19 pandemic, EU-Turkey and V4+Turkey relations.
13 December 2021
The Heads of Government of the Visegrad countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen co-operation in the field of space research and the peaceful use of outer space. Based on the Prime Ministers’ agreement, the V4 states will share experience, foster academic, scientific and industry cooperation in space related research, development & innovation, and examine the feasibility of launching joint space projects.
13 December 2021
President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron paid a visit to Budapest and took part at the V4+France Summit meeting. The leaders stressed the importance of dialogue just weeks before France takes over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU (from 1 January) and, accordingly, discusssed important Europen issues.
10 December 2021
Organised by the Hungarian National Assembly under the Hungarian V4 Presidency, a videoconference of the Committees on Economics of the National Parliaments of the Visegrad Countries was held on 10 December 2021. The topics for discussion during the conference included “hydrogen-based economy, energy security and reduction and sustaining of low energy costs” and “the tax system and the reduction of contributions on wages in light of competitiveness”. At the end of the online meeting, V4 representatives adopted a joint statement.
8 December 2021
In the framework of the Hungarian V4 Presidency the V4 Energy Think Tank Platform and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Hungary organised an online expert meeting on 8 December entitled "The role of Hydrogen in the Decarbonisation Pathways in the Visegrad Region" with a focus on the latest H2-related developments in the V4 countries.