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Finance Minister defends laws in parliament

Finance Minister Brigita Schmögnerová introduced a series of revisions to tax bills - which the cabinet has approved - to parliament on November 12, and urged MP's to pass them in shortened legislative proceedings.

In her presentation, she reacted to criticism attacking the cabinet's request to fast-track the draft revision to the Income Tax Act. "This bill should have been passed four years ago," she said, declaring she is fully aware of the draft's negative impact on the state budget income. She criticised the present opposition for not lowering the income tax for private individuals and corporate tax during the 1994-1998 period when it governed this country.

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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