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Accredited and registered journalists are invited to make use of the main press centre in Reduta.

All journalists who have been registered and accredited in the accreditation system have access to the press centre in Reduta (and, if applicable, to an additional press centre at the event concerned).

Access badges must be worn visibly at all times.

Please check the website of the Presidency (eu2016.sk) to keep up with the latest information about the press centre and the schedule of events.

Press centre in Reduta

The press centre in Reduta occupies several floors. The information desk is located on the ground floor,and provides information about the programme and about access to individual media opportunities in delegate areas with restricted access (doorstep, tour de table and family photo), as well as the opportunity to register for a tour de tableHandshakes are only covered by the host broadcaster and the host photographers of the Slovak Presidency. Snacks are also available on the ground floor.

The journalist area with facilities and technical support is located on the first floor. This is also where the workspace with booths and separate workstations (media booths) is available.The press conference room with a capacity for 156 people and the briefing room for 40 people are located on the second floor. Another briefing room seating around 50 people is situated on the third floor.

Also available are two fully equipped stand-up positions with a camera, microphone and lighting. One of them is to be found just outside the press conference room while the other is outside on Ľudovít Štúr Square (Námestie Ľ. Štúra). In the event of a high level of media interest, an additional two exterior stand-up positions will be provided. Basic services will be provided at no cost. Paid services include a satellite uplink to live programme inserts and additional services such as cameraman hire.

Bookings of stand-up positions and orders for paid services are handled by the host broadcaster at booking@rtvs.sk or on the phone number +421 918 24 23 22 (available from late June/early July). The booths and separate workstations may be booked at the information desk in the press centre.

The press centre opens at least two hours prior to the beginning of each meeting and remains open for four hours after the final press conference. The exact opening hours of the press centre will be announced before each event on the website of the Slovak Presidency, eu2016.sk.

The facilities in the press centre in Reduta include:

  • an information desk

  • 106 workspaces for journalists

  • 2 briefing rooms

  • 1 press conference room with 156 seats

  • 12 media booths (6 booths and 6 separate workstations)

  • the host broadcaster’s office

  • Wi-Fi (throughout the media centre), wired network connection (in the journalist area on the 1st floor)

  • an IT help desk

  • 2 multifunction peripherals (printer, copier, scanner), in the journalist area on the 1st floor

  • a lounge area for journalists

  • catering (a permanent coffee station and drinks and snacks)

  • lockers

Additional press centres

As regards the informal ECOFIN meeting, an additional press centre will be set up in the Carlton Hotel.

In addition, Slovak journalists may use a small press centre in the building that houses the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic in Brussels. It provides workspace including Wi-Fi internet access for approximately 10 journalists, who may use an available banner as an interview backdrop.

FOTO: Slovak Philharmonic

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