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Van der Linden: EU campaign crucial

IN LIGHT of Slovakia's history of invalid referendums due to low voter turnout, head of the EC delegation to Slovakia Eric van der Linden said an information campaign would be key to the country's success in a scheduled popular vote on EU entry in May.

Meanwhile, special envoy to Slovakia and member of the European Parliament (MEP) Jan Marinus Wiersma said the Slovak cabinet had to present him with plans for dealing with the Roma minority and corruption if he is to recommend that Slovakia be admitted to the EU.

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News digest: Fear of Covid vaccines behind low vaccination rate in Slovakia

PM does not expect national emergency to be declared. Romania toughens up rules for incomers from Slovakia. President will present her state of the republic address.


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What Slovaks shouldn’t forget when they dream of the perfect foreigner

Bratislava’s mayor is right that integration is a two-way street, but even the capital still has some way to go to see foreigners as residents rather than just visitors.


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Green pass is not enough. Some people will need to take a test when going to hospitals

The Sme daily sums up conditions for hospitalisations, hospital visits and treatment.


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Brothers Peter and Pavol Hochschorners competed for the last time.

The golden era ends. Several water slalom legends retire from sport

The recent world championships in Čunovo marked the end of six Olympic medallists' careers. Others may follow next year.


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