Europe

4 central Europe nations discuss EU prospects

  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks to Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, right, before a Visegrad group meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 2, 2017. The leaders of the four nations, known as the Visegrad Group, are meeting in Warsaw in a search for common positions on key issues ahead of upcoming summits in Malta and Rome.(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks to Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, right, before a Visegrad group meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 2, 2017. The leaders of the four nations, known as the Visegrad Group, are meeting in Warsaw in a search for common positions on key issues ahead of upcoming summits in Malta and Rome.(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban shakes hands with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, right, before a Visegrad group meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 2, 2017. The leaders of the four nations, known as the Visegrad Group, are meeting in Warsaw in a search for common positions on key issues ahead of upcoming summits in Malta and Rome.(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban shakes hands with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, right, before a Visegrad group meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 2, 2017. The leaders of the four nations, known as the Visegrad Group, are meeting in Warsaw in a search for common positions on key issues ahead of upcoming summits in Malta and Rome.(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban shakes hands with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, right, before a Visegrad group meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 2, 2017. The leaders of the four nations, known as the Visegrad Group, are meeting in Warsaw in a search for common positions on key issues ahead of upcoming summits in Malta and Rome.(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban shakes hands with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, right, before a Visegrad group meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 2, 2017. The leaders of the four nations, known as the Visegrad Group, are meeting in Warsaw in a search for common positions on key issues ahead of upcoming summits in Malta and Rome.(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

Prime ministers of four central European nations known as the Visegrad Group are meeting to discuss ways of strengthening the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc.

The meeting Thursday is taking place just days before an EU summit in Brussels and ahead of the March 25 large-scale meeting in Rome that will mark 60 years since economic foundations were laid for the EU.

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo is hosting her counterparts from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Szydlo's spokesman, Rafal Bochenek, has said the talks will focus on the EU's future but also on the quality of food that some international firms distribute in central Europe.

The talks are also expected to Poland's lack of support for a second term for Donald Tusk, a Pole, as European Council head.