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Blair weighs in on race debate

BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair has appealed to the Slovak Football Association to take strict measures against fans who abused England's black players Emile Heskey and Ashley Cole at a recent European Championships qualifier match in Bratislava.

Speaking in the British parliament on October 16, Blair condemned the "disgraceful" treatment of England players in Slovakia.

"We must make sure that [racism] does not come back into the game here in our own country but also I hope the football authorities do take very firm action in respect of any country where this type of racism rears its head," he said.

"The scenes in Slovakia were disgraceful and I hope the authorities there take the appropriate action against those responsible."

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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.

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.

British embassy opens condolence book

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EC: Focus on education and labour market

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