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Presidential elections set for April 2004

SPEAKER of parliament Pavol Hrušovský said the first round of the presidential elections in Slovakia has been set for April 3 next year.

Provided that no candidate wins more than 50 percent of voter support in the first round, the second round will take place two weeks later with the two highest scoring candidates.

President Rudolf Schuster has not confirmed his candidacy yet, but several politicians have already launched their presidential campaigns.

Eduard Kukan, the country's foreign minister, Christian Democrat (KDH) František Mikloško, liberal New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) member Ľubo Roman, and non parliamentary Movement for Democracy party leader Ivan Gašparovič have confirmed their candidacies. Other possible candidates include ex-PM Vladimír Mečiar and the former Slovak ambassador to Washington, Martin Bútora.

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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