THE REGION of Centrope, consisting of municipalities in four countries, is bringing citizens in each of the countries closer together in many ways. A new internet portal, www.mycentrope.com, was officially launched on October 28 in a ceremony at Vienna’s river terminal Wien City by prominent guests from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and Slovakia, the TASR newswire wrote.
The Centrope region is one of the economically strongest areas of Europe and involves the Moravia region of the Czech Republic, the cities of Bratislava and Trnava and their environs from Slovakia, western parts of Hungary and eastern parts of Austria. The population of Centrope region is 7 million people and if the capitals of the Czech Republic and Hungary, Prague and Budapest, are included the population increases to 15 million.
The new website offers extensive information about cultural events, leisure activities and shopping opportunities in all four languages of the region, but not in English as the platform is devoted to increasing cross-border commerce and exchange across the four borders.
The concept of the Centrope region was officially launched in 2003 by representatives of communities in the four countries with the goal of creating a more prosperous region in the heart of Europe through better cross-border cooperation.
14. Dec 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff