President Sarkozy not happy with Višegrad consultations

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has criticized the Višegrad group states

for meeting ahead of key EU sessions to consult their positions on the topic of the day. According to the news site euobserver.com Mr. Sarkozy advised the Višegrad group not to make a habit of this. The four post-communist states – the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary – have regularly consulted their positions in the run up to EU membership and as EU newcomers in order to better defend their interests.