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European parliamentary chairmen to meet in Bratislava

Nearly 200 participants and 43 foreign delegations will meet for the Conference of Parliamentary Chairmen of EU and Candidate Countries, which will be taking place in Bratislava from May 24 to 27.

Conference delegates will hold talks at the Bratislava castle and the nearby Slovak parliament building.

The meeting will focus on the challenges facing Europe and its results will have an influence on the further progress of the European community.

On May 25, European Parliament Chairman Hans-Gert Poettering will submit his report on the future of Europe.

The delegates will deal with material on inter-parliamentary cooperation that will be presented by Slovak Parliamentary Chairman Pavol Paška. Ukraine will be discussed on Saturday.

This conference is the highest institutionalized form of inter-parliamentary cooperation within the EU, and since July 2006 it has been presided over by Paška, as Slovakia officially took over the presidency of the EU Speaker's Conference on July 3, 2006 in Copenhagen.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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