Summit participants

V4 Presidents Summit | 2 – 3 October 2019 | Lány Chateau

 

At the invitation of the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman, all Presidents of the V4 countries and their counterparts from Slovenia and Serbia shall take part in the V4 Summit 2019.

Miloš Zeman
President of the Czech Republic

Born:   28 September 1944, Kolín

Education:   University of Economics, Prague

Professional and political career:

  • 1986   Member of the World Futures Research Society
  • From 1990   Civic Forum Federal Assembly Deputy
  • 1996 – 1998   Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
  • 1998 – 2002   Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
  • 2013 – 2018   President of the Czech Republic (first term)
  • Since 2018   President of the Czech Republic (second term)

János Áder
President of Hungary

Born:   9 May 1959, Csorna, (Győr-Moson-Sopron County)

Education:   Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Law

Professional and political career:

  • 1985 – 1990   Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Sociological Research Institute
  • 1988   One of the founders of the Fidesz party
  • 1989   Participant in the Opposition Round Table
  • 1990 – 2009   Fidesz Member of the Hungarian National Assembly
  • 1993 – 1997   Vice President of Fidesz
  • 1997 – 1998   Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly
  • 1998 – 2002   Speaker of the National Assembly
  • 1999 – 2003   Vice President of Fidesz
  • 2002 – 2006   Fidesz faction leader
  • 2006 – 2009   Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly
  • 2009 – 2012   Fidesz Member of the European Parliament
  • 2012 – 2017   President of Hungary (first term)
  • Since 13/3/2017   President of Hungary (second term)

Like Viktor Orbán or László Köver, János Áder was one of 37 young intellectuals who founded the Fidesz youth organisation (Alliance of Young Democrats) at Eötvös Loránd University in 1988, which was to serve as opposition to the Hungarian Young Communist League.

Andrzej Duda
President of the Republic of Poland

Born:   16 May 1972, Krakow

Education:   Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Law

Professional career:

  • 1997   Jagiellonian University in Krakow; lecturer
  • 2000 – 2005   Member of the liberal centrist Freedom Union
  • From 2005   Cooperation with the Law and Justice (PiS) parliamentary club; advisor to the club
  • 2006 – 2007   Deputy Minister of Justice
  • 2008 – 2010   Deputy in the Office of President Lech Kaczyński
  • 2010   Unsuccessfully ran for Mayor of Krakow
  • 2011 – 2014   Deputy of the Sejm (PiS)
  • From 2014   Member of the European Parliament
  • Since 6/8/2015   President of the Republic of Poland
Zuzana Čaputová
President of the Slovak Republic

Born:   21 June 1973

Education:   Faculty of Law of the Comenius University

Professional career:

  • From 1995   Activities in the NGO sector (Open Society Foundations, EQ Club)
  • 1995 – 2000   Lawyer, Deputy Mayor at the Pezinok Municipal Authority
  • 2001 – 2017   Activist, lawyer for the VIA IURIS civic association
  • From 2017   Attorney at law
  • 2018 – 2019   Deputy Chair of the Progressive Slovakia party
  • Since June 2019   President of the Slovak Republic

Awards:

  • 2016   Goldman Prize for a campaign against a landfill in Pezinok
Borut Pahor
President of the Republic of Slovenia

Born:   2 November 1963 (Postojna, Western Slovenia)

Education:   Ljubljana University, Political Science

Professional career:

  • 1990 – 1992   Member of the Skupščina of the Republic of Slovenia (former Parliament)
  • 1992 – 2004   Member of the National Assembly (lower chamber of the current Parliament)
  • 1997 – 2012   Chairman of the Slovenian Social Democracy (SD)
  • 2000 – 2004   Speaker of the National Assembly
  • 2004 – 2008   Member of the European Parliament
  • 2008 – 2011   Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Since 2012   President of the Republic of Slovenia
Alexandar Vučić
President of the Republic of Serbia

Born:   5 March 1970, Belgrade

Education:   Belgrade University, Law

Political career:

  • From 1993   Deputy of the Serbian Parliament
  • 1993 – 2008   Member of the Serbian Radical Party
  • 1995 – 2008   Secretary General of the Serbian Radical Party
  • 1998 – 2000   Minister of Information
  • 2004   Unsuccessfully ran for Mayor of Belgrade
  • From 2008   Member of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS)
  • 2008   Unsuccessfully ran for Mayor of Belgrade
  • From May 2012   Chairman of the Serbian Progressive Party
  • From July 2012   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Serbia
  • From September 2013   Official in charge of defence, security and fight against corruption and organised crime
  • 2014 – 2017   Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia
  • Since 2017   President of the Republic of Serbia

Languages: English, French, Russian

Basic information about the participating countries

Area 78 865 km2
Number of inhabitants 10,6 million
Capital Prague
President Miloš Zeman
Prime Minister Andrej Babiš
Currency Czech koruna
GDP growth (2018) 3,0 %
GDP per capita 2018 17, 600

 

Area 49 036 km2
Number of inhabitants 5,4 million
Capital Bratislava
President Zuzana Čaputová
Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini
Currency Euro
GDP growth (2018) 4,1 %
GDP per capita 2018 15, 600

 

Area 312 679 km2
Number of inhabitants 38,4 million
Capital Warsaw
President Andrzej Duda
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
Currency Złoty
GDP growth (2018) 5,1 %
GDP per capita 2018 12, 400

 

Area 93 036 km2
Number of inhabitants 9,7 million
Capital Budapest
President János Áder
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
Currency Forint
GDP growth (2018) 4,9 %
GDP per capita 2018 12, 500

 

Area 88 361 km2
Number of inhabitants 8,8 million
Capital Belgrade
President Aleksandar Vučić
Prime Minister Ana Brnabić
Currency Serbian dinar
GDP growth (2018) 4,3 %
GDP per capita 2018 5, 200

 

Area 20 279 km2
Number of inhabitants 2,1 million
Capital Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor
Prime Minister Marjan Šarec
Currency Euro
GDP growth (2018) 4,5 %
GDP per capita 2018 20, 200