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Top stories from Last Week in Slovakia

Voters’ indifference affects regional votes - Can Slovaks be lured back from Britain? - Petit Press majority owner dies

These top 3 stories from Slovakia are a selection of headlines from a weekly overview that subscribers of The Slovak Spectator can read or listen to.

Sociologists estimate the turnout of the upcoming vote to be below 25 percent. The low turnout could bring extremists to the helm in some regions, particularly in Banská Bystrica and Nitra. Foreigners with permanent residence in Slovakia can also vote in the November 4 elections.

As EU and UK politicians debate the terms of Brexit, the Slovak government contemplates how to motivate its citizens to come back home from Britain. Official estimates point to up to 90,000 Slovaks currently working in the UK and the government lays its hopes on a prepared campaign to persuade tens of thousands of them to return.On Sunday, a major Slovak entrepreneur, Peter Vajda, died in Prague. Vajda co-founded the Sme daily in 1993 and was the majority owner of the Petit Press publishing house, which also owns The Slovak Spectator. He was exceptional in his innate sense of democracy and believing in equal opportunities for all, Petit Press CEO Alexej Fulmek wrote in his obituary for Vajda.

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Top stories

Slovaks die of cancer more often than other EU citizens

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The National Oncology Institute, stock photo.

Slovak ice-hockey team is heading to Košice

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Slovak Ice-hockey Association head, Martin Kohút

The Financial Administration will use crypto-currency technology

Slovak tax office has implemented a blockchain.

František Imrecze, head of the Financial Administration

Ecological sunscreen and air pollution monitoring among the projects of Slovak high-schoolers

Leaf organization awarded the best projects by Slovak students.

Filip Geib, Emanuel Kucbel and Peter Škripko