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18. 10. 2010 12:00

Czech and Slovak Prime Ministers fine-tune their common approach to the European Council

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová has made her first official visit to the Czech Republic.

She discussed issues such as nuclear energy and new budget procedures with Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas.

“The political closeness of opinion of our countries and governments has been borne out. We have discussed in detail nuclear energy and the Task Force – the new budgetary procedures which are to be the subject of the next European Council,” said Prime Minister Petr Nečas.

“Our priority at our private meeting was to discuss the central government budget and how to revive public finances and kick-start our economies. We agreed on a strategic approach to the next EU Summit and steps to be taken during the Slovak Presidency of the V4 countries,” said Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová.

Both heads of state are in favour of automatic sanctions for those states that do not comply with budgetary rules. EU Member States have agreed on a form of oversight and now, the Czech Prime Minister stressed, thresholds and parameters for sanctions must be set at the October Summit.

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