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Army reshape to last until 2015

Reform of the Slovak Army along Nato guidelines, to be smaller, more mobile and less reliant on heavy weapons, will take until 2015 rather than 2010 as previously thought, Defence Minister Jozef Stank said September 24. It should become fully professional by 2006.

The announcement came days after the Defence Ministers of Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland agreed to form a regional military unit to be led by a Slovak general, headquartered in Slovakia and functional by 2005.

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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