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Farmers ask for drought relief

THE SLOVAK Chamber of Agriculture and Food (SPPK) has requested emergency aid from the government and increased subsidy allocations from the European Union after a sustained drought and falling market prices this season.

The SPPK warns that Slovak farmers are facing a Sk6 billion (€142 million) loss in revenues, and that some of its members may face bankruptcy.

The organisation has asked the EU to increase subsidies, available when Slovakia joins the European Union in May 2004, to 55 percent of those offered to farmers in existing member countries. The current proposal is for 45 percent.

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EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

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.

Jaromír Čižnár