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ANO condemns Catholic education treaty

THE RULING, liberal New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) has strongly opposed a treaty on Catholic education that Slovakia is planning to sign with the Vatican, calling it discriminatory.

The treaty would, among other obligations, bind Slovakia to fund Catholic schools on an equal basis to state schools. Once the treaty is signed, Catholic schools will not have to teach subjects that are not in line with Catholic teaching.

ANO has opposed the treaty and bound its three cabinet ministers to vote against it. Another ruling party, the Christian Democrats (KDH), has argued the treaty is a standard one and the state would offer equal conditions to other registered churches in Slovakia as well.

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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.

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

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

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.