Solemn event on the French Embassy

On Friday 6th February 2015 on the invitation of the Ambassador of the French Republic – Didier Lopinot was attended General Bishop Miloš Klátik at the event of the handover the most prestigious french state award National Order of the Legion of Honour to the slovak journalist Juraj Alner.

Juraj Alner was awarded for his lifelong engagement in favour of european integration, for activity markedly encouraging the enter of Slovakia into the European Union, for activities in the pan-European Union. In 1990 he was one of the founder of the slovak workplace of the pan-European Union and he led it almost quarter of a century. He was awarded for further work in the Association of the european journalists, he also founded the slovak section in 1993 and was her international general secretary. Since 1993 was the member of the group of experts on the european integration Team Europe. For twelve years he co-organized and lectured the middle-europe seminary at the San Sebastian University. In 1998 he got the European Press Prize. He published a hundred articles in different media, also in abroad. He is the author of several monographs.

The Legion of Honour, or, in full, the National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 May 1802. It is awarded for military, cultural, scientific and social benefits for the France. First Slovak, who got this Legion of Honour was M.R. Štefánik, he was also the french citizen. The holder of the Legion of Honour are also the politicians Ján Kubiš and Milan Kňažko.

Edita Škodová, Secretary for Media and Communication,  | 18.2.2015

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