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Slovak auditor rejected by the EP

THE EUROPEAN Parliament (EP) has rejected the Slovak candidate for auditor in the European Court of Accounting, the Slovak daily SME wrote.

The candidate, Július Molnár, was nominated by the cabinet and recommended by the Supreme Audit Authority of Slovakia.

The Slovak cabinet can either propose a new candidate or wait for a vote on the current candidates in the Council of Europe, which has the final say on the accountants.

According to SME, the Slovak cabinet does not plan to replace Molnár.

Robert Fico, the leader of the opposition party Smer, criticised the body for nominating incapable people. Paradoxically, Molnár has been a member of Smer for three years.

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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

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Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

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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.