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French Ambassador optimistic about Helsinki summit

French Ambassador to Slovakia Albert Turot, who will soon end his diplomatic mission, said August 13 that he is very optimistic that the December Helsinki summit of the European Union will lift Slovakia into the EU entry vanguard.

Turot said that the recent Slovak Romany migrations to Finland and Norway should not impede Slovakia's ambitions to enter the EU alongside its neighbors, as long as the Slovak cabinet deals properly with the issue. He stressed that in the sphere of economy, the cabinet has taken courageous steps. He added that France will support Slovakia's EU and NATO ambitions.

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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.