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Smer member busted for birds

POLICE are investigating a senior member of Robert Fico's non-parliamentary Smer party, Dušan Muňko, on allegations he is keeping 24 species of exotic birds at his home without the proper licenses.

The charges against Muňko were laid by the Slovak Environment Inspectorate. Although elections are less than a month away, police say the charges have no political undertones.

Muňko faces a fine or one to five years in prison if eventually convicted.

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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.

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