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MPs sing Silent Night at last 2003 session

SAYING goodbye at the last 2003 session, Slovak MPs sang the Christmas carol Silent Night to end what speaker of parliament Pavol Hrušovský described as a year forming the basis for numerous principal reforms in this central European state.

Parliament this year approved a total of 153 laws, many of which were needed to put Slovak legislation in line with EU norms and many others that introduced what domestic and international observers saw as ambitious reforms of the tax system and in the health care, education, social, and public administration spheres.

MPs will be back at work on January 20.

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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

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