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Sep 16, 2016

Bratislava Summit: V4 countries propose a solution to Europe's problems

Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the European Union is in a critical situation

Hungary is leading a joint proposal with the Visegrad Four countries at the Bratislava summit.

The four Central European member states - Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic - will submit a text of joint proposals to tackle the problems of the bloc, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has stated.

"The V4 countries are preparing a (text), and we will submit this ... as a joint Visegrad Four proposal to the European Council, this will be an important moment in the life of these four countries," the prime minister said.

PM Orbán also said that he expected migration pressure to increase in the Balkans again, once the weather worsens and sea routes to Italy become difficult.

Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the European Union is in a critical situation.

“We have to show with our actions that we can get better,” the German chancellor said. The bloc had to improve “in the domain of security, internal and external security, the fight against terrorism, the cooperation in the field of defense”, as well as defense and jobs, she added.