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70% would take part in referendum: poll

A POLL by the Statistics Office found that 70 per cent of respondents would participate in a referendum on Slovakia's EU entry. The ballot must attract at least 50 per cent of voters for its results to be valid.

Parliament on January 21 approved the text of the question for the referendum, which President Rudolf Schuster has promised to call for May 16-17.

Support for EU entry among Slovaks has run consistently just under 70 per cent over the last 12 months, one of the highest levels of any of the 10 candidate countries.

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Chinese are closer to taking over Košice steelworks

The sale may be completed early next year, according to reports.

U.S. Steel Košice

Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Slovak water slalom racers start championship with a victory Video

The single canoe slalom team can boast with several records.

l-r: Alexander Slafkovský, Matej Beňuš and Michal Martikán

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.