Slovakia will take part in Expo 2015 in Milan, slated to be held between May 1 and October 31, 2015. The country’s participation will cost almost €4 million, according to a proposal tabled by the Economy Ministry and passed by the government on Wednesday, October 24.
Approximately €3 million of the cost is to be spent on the exhibition stand and €950,000 on operating costs, the TASR newswire wrote. The money will be drawn between 2013 and 2015. Slovakia received an official invitation to Expo 2015 back in January 2011. The government of Iveta Radičová (2010-12) confirmed an interest in participating in November 2011 but final consent was not given. Despite this fact, the Italian organising committee listed Slovakia as fully committed to the project, and put it on the list of countries that have officially confirmed their participation.
The main theme for Expo 2015 is "feeding the planet, energy for life", embracing technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet. Expo 2015 will further develop themes in the light of new global scenarios and emerging issues, with a principal focus on the right to healthy, secure and sufficient food for all the world’s inhabitants.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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