An all-day event on Bratislava's Main Square on April 30 began the celebrations of the tenth anniversary of Slovakia's accession to the European Union. Among those who delivered speeches on the main stage were European Parliament President Martin Schulz, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák and European Commission Vice-president Maroš Šefčovič.

EU accession has changed Slovakia much more than might appear at first glance, Dušan Chrenek, head of the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia, told the TASR newsire.

The speeches were followed by performances of alternative rock band Le Payaco and singer Jana Kirschner. The celebrations culminated with a fireworks display. After Bratislava, events are also planned in Banská Bystrica and Košice.

In May, a European roadshow will visit Prešov, Spišská Nová Ves, Poprad, Nitra, Trenčín and Komárno, said Ingrid Ludvikova from the European Commission Representation in Slovakia.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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