Press conference - EU Bus in 10 villages around the country, 11 Maj 2012 (11/05/2012)

As part of the information campaign "The EU in Close-up", an EU travelling Bus with representatives of the Delegation of the European Union, ambassadors of several EU Member States, representatives of the Secretariat for European Affairs, the Agency for financial support of Agriculture and Rural Development as well as the NGO European Movement will visit 10 villages across the country.

The information campaign will start on 14 May and end on 30 May, and the first of the 10 villages which will be visited is Dolneni, Prilep.

Prior to the departure of the EU Bus, on Monday, 14 May, at 9:30hrs, H.E. Ambassador Aivo Orav, Head of the Delegation of the European Union, will give a short statement for the media in front of the EU Delegation premises.

H.E. Ambassador Aivo ORAV will first visit the village of Gorno Orizari (Veles) and, several days later he will go to the villages of Lipkovo (Kumanovo) and Bogovinje (Š¢etovo), together with the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Ms. Teuta ARIFI. The other villages will be visited by the ambassadors of the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia.

The residents of the villages will have the opportunity to ask questions related to the European Union, the EU accession process, the funding opportunities under IPA and other EU assistance programmes, through a direct communication with the EU Bus team.

The objective of this information campaign, organised by the Delegation of the European Union, is to establish a direct communication with the population in the rural areas and to offer information regarding the European Union.

All media are kindly invited to attend the press conference on Monday, 14 May, at 9.30 in front of the EU Delegation premises.

Please find enclosed a detailed list of the villages which are part of this information campaign.

For information relating to this Press Release please contact:
Mr Konstantin Jovanovski, Press and Information Officer
Tel: +389 (0)2 3248 500
E-mail: konstantin.jovanovski@ec.europa.eu.

List of villages  

Date & Time of visit 

Participants

Dolneni (Prilep)

14 May, 14.00hrs

Robert LIDDELL – Head of Political & Information Section, EU Delegation

Bosilovo (Strumica)

15 May, 12.00hrs

H.E. Maria Henriette SCHUURMAN - Ambassador of the Netherlands

Gorno Orizari (Veles)

16 May, 13.00hrs

H.E. Aivo ORAV - Head of the EU Delegation

Rusinovo (Berovo)

18 May, 15.00hrs

H.E. Lars WAHLUND – Ambassador of Sweden

H.E. Christopher YVON – Ambassador of the United Kingdom

Velgoshti (Ohrid)

21 May, 12.00hrs

Robert LIDDELL - Head of Political & Information Section, EU Delegation

Lipkovo (Kumanovo)

22 May, 13.00hrs

H.E. Aivo ORAV - Head of the EU Delegation
Deputy Prime Minister Teuta ARIFI

Labunistha (Struga)

23 May, 12.30hrs

H.E. Alain Brian BERGANT - Ambassador of Slovenia

Bogovinje (Tetovo)

25 May, 13.00hrs

H.E. Aivo ORAV - Head of the EU Delegation

Deputy Prime Minister Teuta Arifi

Mogila (Bitola)28 May, 11.00hrs

H.E. Ivan VELIKOV PETKOV - Ambassador of Bulgaria

Vrapciste (Gostivar)

30 May, 12.00hrs

Dr. Róbert KIRNÁG - Chargé d’ Affaires, Embassy of Slovakia
H.E.Dr.Jozsef BENCZE – Ambassador of Hungary