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Refugee camp set up in east

A TEMPORARY refugee camp has been opened in the village of Biely Potok in central Slovakia in response to an increase in asylum seekers.

Bernard Priecel, head of the country's Migration Office, said the temporary shelter was to house about 150 people until March 2003, when it would be replaced by a proper refugee camp further in the east of the country. Slovakia currently has four refugee camps.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) branch office in Slovakia, the country received 5,007 applications for asylum in the first eight months of 2002.

Most of the applicants came from Afghanistan, Iraq, China, India, Bangladesh and the Russian Federation.

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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

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