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Cyclists banned from forest trails

THE AMENDMENT to the Environmental Protection Law banning cyclists and horseback riders from straying from official paths was signed by President Ivan Gašparovič on July 17.

The revision, which will go into effect on September 1, 2007, stipulates fines of up to Sk5,000 (€150) for those who do not obey.

A petition protesting the ban and signed by over 16,000 people was given to the president but he said that similar legislation can be found in other EU member countries.

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Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.