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.
Meanwhile, the cabinet issued a preliminary approval of the nearly 5,000-page English version of the treaty on Slovakia's accession to the EU, which is set to be signed on April 16 this year.
24. Feb 2003 at 0:00 | From press reports of TASR and SITA