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Slovak expats get a new website

THE WORLD Association of Slovaks Living Abroad (SZSZ) plans to launch a new information website called Slovacivosvete.sk (Slovaks in the World) on October 24, the TASR newswire wrote.

"The website should serve as a window to Slovaks' world in every sense," SZSZ president Vladimir Skalský told TASR.

The website will include information on Slovak communities in foreign countries, contacts to their compatriot associations, and links to the Slovak media and trade chambers. Besides the information resources, it will feature discussions, blogs and a legal advisory service concerning visas, stays abroad, work permits, citizenship, conditions for participating in elections from abroad, and so on.

There are some two million people of Slovak origin living abroad. Among the goals of the website is to attract young expats, who haven't shown much interest in their compatriots' activities so far.

SZSZ was established in 2002 as an umbrella organisation for compatriots' associations abroad without any regional, religious or political affiliations. It has 80 members from 23 countries.


Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports

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