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Judicial Council election date set

SUPREME Court Chief Justice Štefan Harabin has set the date for elections of eight judicial members of the self-governing Judicial Council for June 28, 2002.

The council, an 18-member body including three candidates elected each by parliament, cabinet and the president, will have exclusive authority over personnel matters in the Slovak judiciary, thus increasing its independence.

Slovakia's 1,200 judges will cast their votes at eight regional courts.

According to the Judicial Council Law, the Supreme Court Chief Justice automatically becomes head of the council.

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Armed forces need new armour, and more

Slovakia's armed forces need to modernise their military technology, but also improve infrastructure and make soldiers' salaries more competitive.

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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.

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.