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Cutting into forestry corruption

Several senior forestry officials have been fired after they were found to have permitted the illegal felling of about 70 large spruce trees in a protected area in central Slovakia called Rovne.

The officials allowed the trees to be felled without ordering a professional evaluation or even marking their targets.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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