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President announces EU-entry referendum

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.

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Stopping extremism before it starts

Schools in Slovakia must do a better job of developing their students’ critical thinking skills from an early age, US envoy says.

Danko’s popularity keeps falling

The SNS chair suffers mostly because of the controversial military promotion and his following actions.

Lack of qualified labour needs to be addressed

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