Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

EC President Barroso in Bratislava

EUROPEAN Commission President José Manuel Barroso visited Bratislava on April 28 to mark the 10th anniversary of Slovakia's joining the European Union (May 1).

EUROPEAN Commission President José Manuel Barroso visited Bratislava on April 28 to mark the 10th anniversary of Slovakia's joining the European Union (May 1).

Barroso met with President Ivan Gašparovič, who awarded him with the Order of the White Double-barred Cross Second Class on the morning of April 28.

Subsequently, Barroso had lunch with Prime Minister Robert Fico, during which the officials were scheduled to discuss current EU issues.

The Economics University in Bratislava will present the Commission chief with the academic title of Doctor Honoris Causa. The Portuguese politician will subsequently deliver a lecture at the university entitled 'Slovakia in the Heart of Europe'.

Barroso is also expected to be present at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Slovak gas-pipeline operator Eustream and Ukrainian operator Ukrtransgaz on ensuring the so-called small reverse gas flow from Slovakia to Ukraine through the Vojany thermal power plant.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information
presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Bratislava has already forgotten the Pressburg ghost

The burnt prints of the penitential reeve’s right hand made Bratislava famous over almost all Europe. Now the story has been almost completely forgotten.

The wooden box with burnt prints.

Product quality laid on the EU table

Concerns over the different quality of same brand products are confirmed, but will anything change soon?

Will shopping in supermarkets soon become a thing of the past?

Everton beats Ružomberok Video

But the victory was narrow.

Peter Maslo (front) and Davy Klaassen (back)

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava Video

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between July 28 and August 6, including concerts, parties, festivals, classical music, inline skating, exhibitions and more.

Folk Painting Vajnory, Stamp