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Justice ministry wants more judicial clerks

IN A LAW that is expected to speed up court proceedings, Justice Minister Daniel Lipšic wants to employ 600 additional judicial clerks in the Slovak courts in order to relieve the considerable burden of administrative work from Slovak judges.

According to the minister, if judges did not have to deal with so much paperwork, they would be able to concentrate better on delivering speedier verdicts.

The new law, which was passed by the cabinet last week, also foresees the creation of senior judicial clerks who will be entitled to prepare and analyse files, and also issue verdicts in routine court matters.

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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

What chances does the country have at winning the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency that needs to relocate from London?

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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.

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.