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Quotes of the Week

"Even though I'm one of the most arrogant Czech politicians I've never refused to negotiate."

Czech Prime Minister Miloš Zeman during a visit to Bratislava last week. Slovak Interior Minister Ivan Šimko had earlier refused to negotiate with his Czech counterpart Stanislav Gross on introducing a visa regime for Slovaks travelling to the Czech Republic.

"I wouldn't put it that way. Yes, I admit to friendships with politicians. Let's say that we always have to keep our relationship balanced."

Jozef Majský, entrepreneur and one of the country's richest men, responding to questions as to whether he has bribed politicians.

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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.

Slovakia vies for medicines agency

What chances does the country have at winning the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency that needs to relocate from London?

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Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

British embassy opens condolence book

The book will be opened for two days.

Floral tributes are laid out in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on May 22 night.