The Hungarian National Assembly has always been committed to developing the parliamentary dimension of the Visegrád Cooperation established in 1991. Parliamentary relations have been regular since the 1998 meeting of the chairmen of Foreign Affairs and Defence Committees of the Visegrád Group countries, and consultations between the Speakers of Parliaments have been common since the 2003 Budapest meeting of the Speakers.
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Polish Presidency 1.7.2020 - 30.6.2021

Speaker-level meetings



The meeting of all speakers of V4 parliaments planned for 14-15 October 2020 in Wrocław by the organization of the Polish Parliament was postponed due to the pandemic situation.


Committee-level meetings



Marek Kuchciński, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Polish Sejm, in cooperation with Rihards Kols, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Latvian Seaima, organised a joint committee videoconference for the chairpersons of Foreign Affairs Committees of the V4 and B3 (except Lithuania) parliaments for the first time on 6th October 2020.

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Events



The rule of law issue must be separated from the topics of the post-2021 seven-year budget framework of the European Union (EU) and the recovery fund - emphasized the Speaker of the National Assembly László Kövér, after his meeting on 14 October 2020 with his Polish counterpart in Wrocław in the west of Poland.



Upon his invitation Speaker of the National Assembly László Kövér received Boris Kollár, Speaker of the Slovak National Council on his official visit to Budapest on the 30th of June 2020 in the Parliament.



On 4 November 2019, the Conference of Parliamentary Speakers of Southeast European Countries was held in Budapest, organised by the Hungarian National Assembly, for the ninth time since the establishment of the event in 2004.

Czech Presidency 1.7.2019 - 30.6.2020

Speaker-level meetings



On 17-18 November 2019, under the Czech Presidency of the Visegrád Group, organised by the Senate of the Czech Republic, the Conference of Presidents and Speakers of Parliaments of V4 Countries was held in Prague on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

Committee-level meetings

At the invitation of the Czech Chamber of Deputies, the Meeting of the Committees on Economic Affairs of the V4 parliaments was held in Prague on 3-4 February 2020. At the meeting the Hungarian National Assembly was represented by Jenő Manninger, Deputy Chair of the Committee on Economics and by Anita Potocskáné Kőrösi, member of the committee.



The Czech Chamber of Deputies, in cooperation with the Czech Senate, organised a joint committee meeting for the Defence Committees of the V4 parliaments on 7–8 January 2020. At the meeting the National Assembly was represented by Miklós Simon, Deputy Chair of the Committee on Defence and Law Enforcement.

The signed conclusionsAt the invitation of dr. Richárd Hörcsik, the Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly, the European Affairs Committees of the V4 Parliaments met in Sárospatak on 8-10 September 2019. At the meeting, the European Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly was represented by the Chair, the Vice-Chair Zoltán Tessely, as well as by committee members Hajnalka Juhász and dr. Bernadett Szél.