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Arms license publication urged

THE CENTRAL anti-corruption body at the Government Office has supported a call by the Customs Directorate that a study of arms export licenses issued last year by an Economy Ministry commission be made public. The office said the issue of licenses is a public matter, and making the names of companies exporting arms public would significantly improve transparency in the sector. Slovakia last year saw a number of arms shipments impounded for license infractions; on February 6 this year, the arms export license commission was reorganised after The Slovak Spectator reported that three members of the license commission sat on the boards of arms trading firms.

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EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

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.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

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.