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Campaign to boost support for NATO

A government campaign to boost public support for Slovakia's planned entry into NATO will be launched in various media outlets on September 29.

The campaign, organised by the Mayer/McCann-Erickson agency, will cost Sk24 million (€585,365) and will be covered by the PRENAME fund for entry preparation and the defence and foreign ministries, news wire TASR reported.

According to a poll by Gabal Analysis & Consulting, more than 63 percent of the citizens agree with NATO membership, however 65 percent think that the alliance is similar to the former Warsaw Pact.

Slovakia's NATO entry is due in May, 2004.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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