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Late first-round opinion poll predicted Schuster would win big

The Markant polling agency, based on its latest 1,159-respondent poll conducted between April 30 and May 5, 1999, estimates that ruling coalition candidate Rudolf Schuster will win in the first round of the presidential elections on May 15 with 38.6% of votes, followed by the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia's (HZDS) Vladimír Mečiar, who falls 10% behind Schuster. The agency has taken into account that fact that HZDS sympathizers are the least willing to participate in opinion polls, so actual election preferences might slightly differ. Non-partisan former Slovak Ambassador to Austria Magda Vášáryová will end up third with 16.8% votes, and 10.3 % of the voters were undecided if they should vote.

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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