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Slovak compatriots want more support

ETHNIC Slovaks abroad are unhappy with the assistance they receive from their ancestral homeland. The World Association of Slovaks is demanding that the Slovak government adopts a law on state assistance for Slovak compatriots.

They also want a separate chapter in the state budget to provide ethnic Slovaks living outside Slovakia with a satellite broadcast in the Slovak language. A monument commemorating Slovak emigrants is also on the list of the group's demands.

Recent estimates show 1.3 million people living outside Slovakia who claim Slovak ethnicity. Compared to 1991, the number has dropped by 1.4 million, daily SME claims.

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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.

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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