Some Slovaks who work abroad have come home for the weekend in order to vote in the elections to the European Parliament on June 6, newswire TASR reported.
"I work in the Czech Republic, and I usually come home every other week, but I changed my regular habits this time (due to the elections),” Milan Filipek from Považská Bystrica (Trenčín region) told TASR. “I think that many people in Slovakia don't fully appreciate the importance of the elections to the European Parliament. They probably still don't fully realise the importance of our EU membership. Whether they like it or not, their future is no longer being decided only at home, but in Brussels as well."
Filipek pointed out that around a hundred Slovaks work for the same company as he does, TASR wrote.
"As far as I know, most of them aren't interested in the elections to the EP,” he told TASR. “I only know about five or six of them who have come to take part in the vote."
7. Jun 2009 at 9:00