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Quotes of the week


"Slovakia has reached the top of the world thanks to Mr. Dzurinda, who dared to do something which no other politician ever dared to do, as far as I know. At least in something we are first in the world."

Imrich Andrejčák, an opposition HZDS deputy, commenting on Premier Mikuláš Dzurinda's cancellation of amnesties, granted by former Premier Vladimír Mečiar, for those involved in the kidnapping of the son of former Slovak President Michal Kováč and marring the 1997 referendum on direct presidential elections.




"I am glad I've had a chance to express my opinion on this issue, as well as on the freedom of press and the freedom of speech in Slovakia. I can honestly say that I'm not sure whether I, as a parliamentary deputy, will have such a chance in the near future."

Katarína Tóthová, opposition HZDS deputy and ex-vice-premier, complaining in parliament that the Slovak media had paid too little attention to the speech of General Prosecutor Michal Vaĺo, who is scheduled to be recalled by the government.


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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.

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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