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Quotes of the Week

"You know the SDĽ wouldn't sacrifice its most popular minister."

Agriculture Minister Pavel Koncoš explaining why his SDĽ party stood behind him even though he had refused to support one of the government's priorities - the transfer of unclaimed lands to municipalities.

"Director [Jozef] Stieranka has done so much good work, that even if the [Lustration] law still applied, I would be torn over whether to use it [against him]."

Interior Minister Ladislav Pittner explaining why he thought it irrelevant that the current Head of the Interior Ministry Financial Police was during communism employed by the secret police (ŠtB). The Lustration Law, which never applied in independent Slovakia, was used in Czechoslovakia in the early 1990's to prevent former high-ranking communists and ŠtB staff from holding public office.

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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