Bratislava, June 14 (TASR) – The Czech Chamber of Deputies will be taking over some institutes from the Slovak Rules of Procedure, with both countries trying at the same time to harmonise their Rules of Procedure with the European Parliament, said the head of the Slovak Parliament Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) after holding talks with Speaker of Czech Chamber of Deputies Radek Vondracek at the Bratislava Castle on Thursday.
“We’ve agreed that in the context of changing the Rules of Procedure, because the Czech Republic is also going to change its Rules of Procedure, we’ll try to introduce some institutes that will harmonise the European Parliament’s legislation as such with the national parliaments,” said Danko.
Danko also highlighted the model of changes made by his Czech counterpart Vondracek, which will bring, according to him, those things that are missing in the communication of the national parliaments with the EP, i.e. “a better exchange of information and readiness for new legislation”.
The Slovak parliamentary chair noted that Slovakia has already changed its Rules of Procedure, which were criticised; however, he added that he recently used this change to protect President Andrej Kiska, and is therefore convinced that “we can be proud of it”.
In connection with the upcoming Slovak presidency of the Visegrad Four (V4) countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia), both partners agreed to work on making the V4 “more heard” in Europe. Danko also pointed to the meetings of the V4+Baltic countries, V4+Benelux, V4+France and Germany, which the two countries jointly managed to arrange.