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EU cuts Slovak funding

The European Parliament has approved a 15 million euros cut to the financial aid reserved for Slovakia in 2002.

Parliament decided October 25 that the funds would be kept in reserve in a special European Commission (EC) fund. However, the money could be released if the EC's December report on Slovakia's anti-corruption campaign is positive.

Some domestic politicians have said they believe the funding cuts are designed to stir the government to action on a corruption scandal involving EU taxpayer money earlier this year. A report in the case from an anti-corruption watchdog was published October 30.

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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

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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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.