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Seven train lines back in business

THE STATE-OWNED rail company ZSSK has announced plans to resume operations on seven of the 25 regional lines, where passenger services were suspended in February.

The additional lines are expected to function from June 15. ZSSK spokesperson Miloš Čikovský announced that the company would finance the lines from its own reserves and through reduction in costs. Total monthly losses from the nine lines are estimated to reach around Sk 50 million (€1,2 million).

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Armed forces need new armour, and more

Slovakia's armed forces need to modernise their military technology, but also improve infrastructure and make soldiers' salaries more competitive.

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EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

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.