published: 05.10.2012, 15:55 | updated: 05.10.2012 15:58:56
Bratislava - The Slovak police evacuated this morning the parliament building and a section of the Bratislava Castle, venue of EU less advanced countries' summit, over an anonymous warning of bomb, news portal Aktualne.sk has said.
However, the police measures did not disturb the programme of The Friends of Cohesion Policy group of the 15 EU countries.
The meeting is attended by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas.
"Unfortunately, such things can happen. Luckily, the delegations were no longer here, nor any prime minister," Beatrice Hudakova, spokeswoman for Prime Minister Robert Fico, said.
"There was only a handful of staffers and journalists. No one was threatened and this did not disturb the course of the summit," Hudakova said.
The anonymous caller told the police that the bomb was planted inside the parliament building, adjacent to the Bratislava Castle.
The informal group includes Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
Future EU member Croatia collaborates with the group.
The Friends of Cohesion Policy group said it rejected the idea that the EU should substantially curb the package of money to aid underdeveloped regions in its new budget framework for 2014-2020.
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