ESI's Deputy Chairman Kristof Bender was invited by Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak to brief the Visegrad Group's foreign ministers on ESI's new ideas how to re-energise the EU accession process. The briefing took place within the framework of a meeting of the V4 Foreign Ministers in Bratislava on 17 July 2014. Besides DPM Lajcak the meeting was attended by Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek, Hungarian Foreign Minister Tibor Navracsic, Polish Undersecretary of State Henryka Moscicka-Dendys and some of their staff, including the political directors of all four foreign ministries.
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