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ANO proposes deputy speaker

SLOVAKIA's ruling New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) proposed MP Jirko Malchárek as its candidate for the vacant deputy parliamentary speaker post, the state-run news agency TASR reported.

The post has been vacant since the departure of ANO chairman Pavol Rusko, who was appointed Economy Minister in September 2003.

Since then, the liberals have been unable to fill the post. Their previous candidate - ANO vice-chairman Ľubomír Lintner - failed to secure enough votes.

ANO is entitled to one of the four deputy speaker posts under the Coalition Agreement signed by the country's four-party ruling coalition. The opposition holds one post.

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Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

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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.

British embassy opens condolence book

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EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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