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Bratislava to host 18th Central-European Summit of presidents

Bratislava will host presidents from central, eastern and southeastern Europe who are set to come to Slovakia to attend the 18th Central-European Summit between June 12 and 13, the TASR newswire wrote.

Bratislava will host presidents from central, eastern and southeastern Europe who are set to come to Slovakia to attend the 18th Central-European Summit between June 12 and 13, the TASR newswire wrote.

"This is one of the few platforms at which EU-member states can meet non-member states and engage in a debate on current topics," added head of the President's Office Ján Soth. Hosted by President Ivan Gašparovič, the presidents will discuss issues pertaining to strategies aimed at the reconstruction of countries after the crisis by means of economic growth.

"The heads of states will be discussing key political, economic, social and security issues associated with the post-crisis developments in our region and the whole continent," said Gašparovič's spokesperson Marek Trubač. The first day of the summit will also feature President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy.

Trubač informed the SITA newswire that the organisation of the summit will cost several thousand euros. Presidents of Austria, Romania, Montenegro, Estonia, Macedonia, Latvia, Croatia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Hungary, Serbia, Albania, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and the chair of the Chairmanship of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Atifete Jahjaga from Kosovo confirmed attendance.

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