Slovakia, Austria kick off festivitie...

Slovakia, Austria kick off festivities for Schengen area expansion

There are 1 comment on the story from Dec 20, 2007, titled Slovakia, Austria kick off festivities for Schengen area expansion. In it, reports that:

“Austria will be safer and lie much more in the heart of Europe than it has in the past”

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico and Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer saw through a border barrier in Petrzalka, near Bratislava. via

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Travis Jones

Moscow, Russia

#1 Jan 9, 2008
I'm glad these barriers are coming down. Petrzalka is an hour from Vienna and now people can essentially commute from Slovakia's capital to Austria's. This is good news for local homeowners in Bratislava 5, who have already seen their home values appreciate due to personal income tax cuts (to 19%) and the elimination of property transfer taxes. I was there for New Year's Eve and was able to attend mass in Vienna on New Year's day.

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