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Slovakia profits from EU membership

IN 2005 Slovakia transferred Sk6.2 billion less to the budget of the EU than it drew out, according to the Finance Ministry.

Slovakia drew a total of Sk20.8 billion from the EU budget last year while the country's transfers and contributions to the common purse totalled Sk14.6 billion, the SITA news agency wrote.

Slovakia drew the most funds, Sk8.5 billion, for the support of agriculture and rural development.

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How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

Slovakia vies for medicines agency

What chances does the country have at winning the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency that needs to relocate from London?

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Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

British embassy opens condolence book

The book will be opened for two days.

Floral tributes are laid out in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on May 22 night.