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Dzurinda signs anti-corruption charter

PRIME Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda signed the Anti-Corruption Charter of Slovak Business, an initiative of NGO Transparency International Slovensko that has already been signed by more than 20 firms, news wire TASR reported.

The head of the European Commission Delegation to Slovakia, Eric van der Linden, welcomed the country's move in fighting corruption but stressed that Brussels still expects the Slovak Parliament to adopt further measures in this area.

Signatories to the charter pledge not to give or receive bribes, or use any other illegal ways to prefer business partners, state representatives, or employees.

Among its supporters are representatives of major companies in Slovakia, including oil refinery Slovnaft, railway operator ŽSSK, US producer of electrical and electronic components Molex, Coca-Cola Beverages Slovakia, and Pepsi Cola.

Other signatories are the Association of Slovak Businessmen, the Slovak Business and Industrial Chamber (SOPK), and the Business Alliance of Slovakia.

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

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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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