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Slovak cultural center opens in Hungary

A Slovak Education and Culture Center opened in the northern Hungarian town of Bank to serve the interests of the Slovak minority in Hungary, Hungarian media reported on August 5. Setting up the Ľudovit Štúr Center cost 30 million forints ($198,000). The Hungarian government contributed 5 million forints and the Slovak government 2 million forints to the center. Jan Lomen, mayor of Bank, a predominantly Slovak town, said the new center should improve Hungarian-Slovak relations and help the 100,000-strong Slovak minority adapt to Hungarian society. Slovak Ambassador to Hungary Eva Mitrová said the center's opening was an exceptionally important event.

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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.