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Bringing bureaucrats to heel

ACCORDING to the government's programme manifesto, arrogant officials, red tape and bureaucratic bullying should soon become a thing of the past, the Hospodárske noviny daily wrote on August 21.

A special bill to tackle these bureaucratic abuses is being prepared by Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák. Deputy Minister Vladimír Čečot also stressed the need to cut bureaucracy.

"We have to stop dragging people from one office to another when many procedures can be carried out by the officials themselves," he said.

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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.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

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