President Rudolf Schuster officially declared that the country's referendum on entry into the EU will be held on May 16 and 17.
Voters will be asked to answer the question: "Do you agree with Slovakia becoming a member of the European Union?"
President Schuster said he wanted to contribute to promoting participation in the referendum, fearing that a negative impact of cabinet reforms on people's living standards could turn off the electorate from attending the vote.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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18. Feb 2003 at 10:58