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Greenpeace wins case against Ag Ministry

THE AGRICULTURE Ministry will have to reveal which fields in Slovakia are growing genetically modified corn.

The Regional Court in Bratislava has upheld a complaint filed by Greenpeace last year, the SITA newswire wrote.

The environmental organisation challenged the decision of the Agriculture Ministry from 2006 not to provide information about the locations, acreage and owners of land where the genetically modified corn called MON 810 is being grown. The court returned the issue to the ministry, which will have to reveal the information.

"The ministry did not comply with our request, claiming that this was a business secret," Lucia Szabová, Greenpeace's genetic campaign coordinator, told SITA.

Greenpeace felt that decision was at odds with Slovak law and European law, she said.

The court concluded that the ministry did not assess the matter correctly, failed to find out the facts of the case, and did not support its conclusions with proper arguments.

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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.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

Three Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.

L-R: Ján Riapoš, Martin Ludrovský in the Slovakia-Taiwan match at the paralympic world championship, May 19.