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Romania denies wanting to join Visegrad Group

Romania's president Klaus Iohannis has refuted recent speculation that his country wants to join the Visegrad Group, a loose cooperation between the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Iohannis said Thursday: "[Recently] the Visegrad group had some opinions that are very different from ours and at this moment a rapprochement between Romania and the Visegrad group is not realistic." He added the V4 are divided over Europe's future.

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