Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

Programme & Priorities

The Slovak one-year presidency programme was approved by the V4 prime ministers at their summit on 24 June 2014, in Budapest, Hungary. Following up the implementation of priority initiatives within the framework of strategic goals laid down by the previous presidencies but also introducing new initiatives, Slovakia intends to focus during its one-year presidency on the following priorities: 

New topics:


In the field of the environment and climate change policies, Slovakia will devote itself to the following priorities:  

  1. the adoption of the 2030 EU climate change and energy policy framework that would be ambitious as well as also taking the V4 countries´ specifications into account. As the framework adopted at the October European Council reflects exactly these principles, we very much welcome it.
  1. continue with coordinating national positions on proposed legislative and international issues by means of regular consultations with the V4 ministers prior to Environment Council meetings
  1. the development of an integrated and jointly coordinated approach towards promoting the interests of V4 countries at the supranational level in the context of increased participation among the V4 countries in EU programmes and initiatives, in particular Horizon 2020 and the Danube Strategy
  1. Implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive from 2013 to 2015


Official document (Programme& Priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the V4) in PDF (pdf, 730 kB)