Slovakia: History

  1. 1993

    Slovakia gains its independence after the split of Czechoslovakia.

  2. 2001

    The parliament approves major reforms to the country's constitution in order to pave way to gaining membership in the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The new constitution decentralizes power, strengthens the independence of the judiciary, and improves minority rights. 

  3. 2004

    Following the required reforms, Slovakia officially joins the NATO and the EU

  4. 2005

    The Slovak crown joins the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.

  5. 2009

    The EU grants formal approval for Slovakia to adopt the Euro currency.


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