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Visit of the State Secretary of the Czech Republic to the EU Milena Hrdinková in Oslo

On 20 - 22 January 2020, the State Secretary of the Czech Republic for the EU, Milena Hrdinková, visited Oslo. During the visit, she met her counterparts from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister's Office, the deputies of selected governmental and opposition parties representing the Storting in the EFTA Parliamentary Committee and visited the EU Delegation in Norway. The State Secretary discussed current EU issues and issues related to the functioning of the European Economic Area, including EEA / Norway Grants.
 

The working visit of the State Secretary to Oslo began with meeting with the Head of the Sorting’s Delegation to the EFTA Parliamentary Committee, Mr. S. R. Hansen. The possibilities for cooperation between the two countries within the European Economic Area were discussed and both sides exchanged views on issues related to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, migration and the fight against climate change. The meeting in Storting was followed by a working lunch of the State Secretary Hrdinková with the State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs A. Halvorsen, during the lunch EU topics such as institutional replacement, future EU budget and defense initiatives were discussed.

At the beginning of the second day, the State Secretary Hrdinková met with the Head of the EU Delegation in Norway, T. Bechet. Subsequently, she moved to the Office of the Prime Minister, where she held a meeting with the State Secretary I. Stub. The subject of the talk was devoting to the preparations of the Czech Republic for the Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2022, the climate agenda, the rule of law situation in Europe and the topics of sustainable development. At the end of the working visit to Oslo, State Secretary Hrdinková met with the President of the European Movement in Norway, H. N. Lunde.

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Visit of the State Secretary of the Czech Republic to the EU Milena Hrdinková in Oslo