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SDKÚ, HZDS: No comment on alleged union

THE LEADER of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, and former PM Vladimír Mečiar, leader of the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), refused to comment on speculation that they are planning a partnership after the 2006 national elections.

However, Jozef Grapa from the Movement for Democracy, the party founded by President Ivan Gašparovič, said the SDKÚ and the HZDS were planning to form a ruling coalition for the next electoral term, according to the daily SME.

Grapa said that under the alleged agreement, Dzurinda would remain Prime Minister and Mečiar would take on the role of parliamentary speaker.

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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.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

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

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.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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