IN SHORT

Most Slovaks want EU vote

MORE than 40 percent of Slovaks want a referendum on the European Union's Constitution, according to a poll published October 26.

While 43 percent are in favour of the popular vote, 26 percent of respondents said they would like the decision to be taken by parliament, and 24 percent said they did not care, the TASR news agency wrote.

The public opinion research institute with the Slovak Statistical Office carried out the survey between October 1 and 8 on 1,111 respondents.

Compared to a similar poll in July this year, support for the referendum grew by 9 percent.

Respondents were also asked about their knowledge of the EU constitution.

Only 2 percent said they had a "detailed knowledge" of the document, 19 percent said they had a "general knowledge", and 77 percent admitted to knowing nothing about it.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Railway station in Košice

Who’s the foreigner in this country now?

The virus has highlighted some differences between migrants and locals, but erased others.

12 h
Košice

News digest: Slovakia has passed the peak of the second wave, health minister says

Polish doctors will help take swabs in Slovakia this weekend. People who have had COVID can just show their positive test result.

22. jan
Rapid testing in Košice

Nationwide COVID-19 testing – and criticism – starts again

Longer ‘screening’ different to October operation.

22. jan
Ján Sýkora is an easy-going ice-hockey player who has got a great sense of humour.

Fashion brands mean nothing to me. Professional hockey player about his life in central Slovakia

In an entertaining interview, the down-to-earth ice hockey player, Ján Sýkora, talks about being a busy bee with a poor memory.

21. jan