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Businessmen fear collapse after EU entry

SMALL and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are afraid of collapse following Slovakia's EU entry in May 2004.

Ľuboš Lopatka, head of the packaging firm Kappa, Obaly Štúrovo, who is also a president of the Association of Industrial Ecology in Slovakia (ASPEK), said at a press conference on October 14 that the fulfilment of EU's environmental norms will be very costly, and many small firms will collapse because they will lack the money to put their operations in line with the EU guidelines.

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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.