Catholic and evangelical bishops have urged Slovaks to participate in the EU referendum taking place this weekend.
"Not taking part in the referendum is a negative vote, a vote against Slovakia's entry to the European Union," said evangelical bishop Július Filo.
Chair of the Conference of Slovak Bishops, František Tondra, said that a letter had been read out in all churches urging participation, as had been done before the parliamentary elections.
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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13. May 2003 at 11:19