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Poll shows support for referendum

A NEW survey showed that 56 percent of citizens would participate in the upcoming referendum on early elections scheduled for April 1.

For a referendum to be valid, at least 50 percent of voters must participate in the poll.

The Public Opinion Research Institute survey showed that 54 percent of respondents would agree to shorten the four-year term of the current parliament, a move that would result in new national elections, the Slovak daily Pravda wrote on February 21.

In response to political disputes over whether the result of the referendum would be binding for MPs, 71 percent of the respondents thought MPs should respect the outcome of the popular vote.

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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.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

Three Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.

L-R: Ján Riapoš, Martin Ludrovský in the Slovakia-Taiwan match at the paralympic world championship, May 19.