Danube Strategy sends message about central Europe’s cohesion, says Martonyi

Bratislava, June 25 (MTI) – The EU Danube Strategy’s most important element is that it sends a message about central Europe’s cohesiveness, Hungarian Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi told a news conference after briefly joining his Austrian and Slovak counterparts, who were taking a cycling trip along the Danube.  

“One of its elements is a message about central Europe’s cohesiveness, and we see this as its most important element,” Martonyi said, celebrating with his counterparts the adoption of the Strategy, a priority of Hungary’s presidency, by the Council of Ministers on Friday.


The Danube Strategy covers eight EU member states — Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania — as well as six states outside the bloc (Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine and Moldova). The main aim is to promote cooperation between the states involved and to aid sustainable economic development.