Central Europe happy with roles in new EU commission

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, wearing sport shoes, signs into a book upon his arrival for the V4+West Balkan summit in Prague, Czech Republic, Thu

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, wearing sport shoes, signs into a book upon his arrival for the V4+West Balkan summit in Prague, Czech Republic, Thu

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, (top row left to right), Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia an

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, (top row left to right), Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia an

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, wearing sport shoes, arrives for the V4+West Balkan summit in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, wearing sport shoes, arrives for the V4+West Balkan summit in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP

PRAGUE (AP) — The prime ministers of four Central European countries say they are satisfied with the role of their countries' representatives in the European Union's powerful executive arm.

The premiers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia that form an informal grouping known as Visegrad Four, or V4, met in Prague on Thursday with their counterparts from Western Balkans states.

The Czech Republic and Slovakia have a vice president each in the new European Commission that was presented earlier this week. Hungary has a commissioner responsible for EU enlargement while Poland has an agriculture portfolio.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called it "a great success," while Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban says: "V4 is stronger."

The four countries often clashed with the previous commission over migration.