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The experts from the Visegrad Group will start working on the concept of amending EU’s security strategy

Friday, 19 October 2012. Head of BBN, minister Stanisław Koziej launched a cooperation between the secretariats of the security councils and security policy advisors of the Visegrad Group states.

It will be another, following a dialog between the secretaries of the security councils of the Weimar Triangle launched on 8 March 2012, format of BBN’s multilateral cooperation. The meeting was attended by the Secretary of the Security Council of the Slovak Republic, Tibor Straka, foreign and security policy advisor to the Prime Minister of Hungary, Réka Szemerkényi and the Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council of the Czech Republic, Jiří Winkler.

The parties discussed issues relating to the Common Security and Defence Policy, particularly in the strategic context and relating to new dimensions, such as cyber security, energy and financial security. The subjects discussed included also regional security in Eastern Europe. The parties agreed that it is necessary and appropriate for the structures and institutions that form the expert and organizational back of the national security institutions in the Visegrad Group’s member states to start cooperating. It was settled that the next working meeting will be held at the beginning of the next year in Poland – the country that is currently presiding in the Visegrad Group. The main subject will include developing a common position on the amendment of the European Security Strategy.

1 July 2012 Poland has started a yearly presidency in the Group. Poland’s aim is to further strengthen the position of the member states on the international forum and consolidation of the effects of the EU’s enlargement. For the Visegrad Group is a symbol of successful political transformation and cooperation under the Group’s framework was recognized as one of the key elements of the European integration process, also in the field of security policy.