Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORT NEWS

No referendum needed for EU constitution

FOREIGN Minister Eduard Kukan said that Slovak parliament would approve a proposed EU constitution without holding a referendum, as has been proposed in some states.

Kukan told the private news agency SITA that a majority of political parties in Slovakia did not support the idea of a referendum, including his party, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union.

The future Slovak president, Ivan Gašparovič, who will take his post on June 15, said he was prepared to announce the referendum if Slovak citizens and political parties demanded it. In his opinion, however, the referendum is not a good idea.

EU leaders want to reach an agreement on the constitution by the end of the Irish presidency in June.

Top stories

Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

Illustrative stock photo

Kia negotiations stuck

Trade unions have asked for a higher increase in salaries and are ready to strike.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.

Roma civil patrols will continue

The Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project.

Roma patrols in Veľká Lomnica.

Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.