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Šimulčík a promising NBÚ boss

THE CHRISTIAN Democrats (KDH) will back a Hungarian Coalition (SMK) candidate for head of the National Security Office (NBÚ), ruling partners confirmed after an October 14 coalition council meeting.

SMK chairman Béla Bugár said that PM Mikuláš Dzurinda was also willing to support the SMK candidate. An official statement from the PM was not available, however.

The new NBÚ boss should take office on November 1.

Previous NBÚ head Ján Mojžiš was recalled after Dzurinda said he had "completely lost trust" in the official, alleging Mojžiš had unspecified political and economic interests.

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Armed forces need new armour, and more

Slovakia's armed forces need to modernise their military technology, but also improve infrastructure and make soldiers' salaries more competitive.

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EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

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.