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'No' to new status law

AN AMENDED draft version of a Hungarian status law in Budapest was rejected by Slovak PM Mikuláš Dzurinda who said Slovakia still objected to the concept of the law, which gives advantages to Hungarians living in foreign countries. Slovakia believes this law interferes with Slovak sovereignty.

Hungarian Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy was said to have been surprised by the Slovak rejection, as Budapest had already changed parts of the draft in line with Bratislava's concerns.

It is uncertain whether the Hungarian parliament will now go ahead with passage of the bill in December as planned.

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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

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

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