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EU officials to attend Schengen ceremony

Slovakia will celebrate its entry into the Schengen zone on December 21-22, accompanied by a delegation of European Union dignitaries, it was reported on December 18. The EU officials, including EU Commissioner President Jose Manuel Barroso, Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Franco Frattini and Prime Minister of EU-presidency holder Portugal Jose Socrates, will attend a ceremonial opening of the border-crossing point between Austria, Slovakia and Hungary at the Hungarian village of Hegyeshalom.

Slovakia will celebrate its entry into the Schengen zone on December 21-22, accompanied by a delegation of European Union dignitaries, it was reported on December 18. The EU officials, including EU Commissioner President Jose Manuel Barroso, Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Franco Frattini and Prime Minister of EU-presidency holder Portugal Jose Socrates, will attend a ceremonial opening of the border-crossing point between Austria, Slovakia and Hungary at the Hungarian village of Hegyeshalom.

The ceremony is one of four organised by Portugal between December 20-22. The other three will take place at crossing points between Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic; the Baltic states; and Italy and Slovenia. EU interior ministers approved the expansion of the Schengen zone on December 6 to include nine new countries (the EU10 minus Cyprus). TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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