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Slovakia reports 56,328 new cars so far in 2006

AS OF the end of September this year, 56,328 new passenger cars and small utility vehicles had been registered in Slovakia, a rise of nine percent year-on-year, police data show.

"If this trend continues, we could reach around 72,000 new cars this year. However, Slovakia will remain at the bottom of the list of EU countries with the fewest cars per 1,000 inhabitants," said Mária Nováková from the Automotive Industry Association.

Škoda remains the most popular new car brand in Slovakia with a market share of 26.9 percent, followed by Volkswagen with 8.72 percent and Peugeot with 6.99 percent.

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EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

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.

Jaromír Čižnár