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Publication of secret service files approved

PARLIAMENT approved an amendment to the Law on the Memory of the Nation on February 27, allowing the publication of documents covering the activities of the state security services between 1939 and 1989.

Drafted by a group of MPs from the ruling coalition Christian Democrats (KDH), the amendment also sets criteria for who may join the board of the Institute of the Memory of the Nation.

Under the law, passed last year, the public has access to files of the former Czechoslovak communist secret service ŠtB for a fee of Sk2 (0.05 euro) per page.

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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.

Slovakia vies for medicines agency

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Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

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Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

British embassy opens condolence book

The book will be opened for two days.

Floral tributes are laid out in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on May 22 night.