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Slovaks love Zlatý Bažant and Nokia

A SURVEY, conducted by GfK Slovakia, claims that traditional Slovak brands like Zlatý Bažant (the beer), Slovnaft (the oil refinery), and Popradská káva (the coffee brand) have been imprinted in the memory of Slovak customers.

However, foreign brands like Allianz, Adidas, and Nokia have won a firm place as well, the daily SME reported.

Slovaks' favourite mobile phone trademarks are Nokia, Siemens, and Motorola; some of the country's other most favoured brands are Adidas, Nike, and Puma.

According to the economic weekly Trend, mobile phone operator Orange leads the spending chart in advertisement with Sk702.5 million (€17 million), followed by its rival EuroTel with Sk624.2 million (€15 million).

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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.

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.

British embassy opens condolence book

The embassy 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.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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