Macron: Slovakia Is in Europe’s Core

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) received by Slovak President Andrej Kiska at Slovakia's Presidential Palace. (Photo by TASR)

Bratislava, October 26 (TASR) – If the EU is expected to progress, consensus among all member countries is needed, while all must have in mind that there’s no division into old and new members, as they’ve all contributed to Europe’s “reunion”, French President Emmanuel Macron said at a joint press conference with his Slovak counterpart Andrej Kiska in Bratislava on Friday.

According to Macron, being in Europe isn’t only a matter of geography, but also of ambition. At the same time he stressed that Slovakia is in the core of Europe, although many haven’t had such a view.

The European Union isn’t a problem, but a solution, while no country alone can face individual problems, including migration, said Kiska. According to him, the EU needs to be united, partly because some other powers would like to see it divided.

Kiska at the same time assured Macron that membership of the EU is Slovakia’s “vital interest” and concurred that there’s no division into old and new EU-member countries.