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Report: Fico for EC President?

SLOVAKIA’S Prime Minister Robert Fico might run for the chair of the president of the European Commission. The Party of European Socialists (PES) is reportedly considering his nomination to replace current EC president José Manuel Barroso, whose term in office ends in 2014, the Hospodárske Noviny daily reported on October 18.

SLOVAKIA’S Prime Minister Robert Fico might run for the chair of the president of the European Commission. The Party of European Socialists (PES) is reportedly considering his nomination to replace current EC president José Manuel Barroso, whose term in office ends in 2014, the Hospodárske Noviny daily reported on October 18.

Fico allegedly spoke about his candidacy with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his official trip to Berlin this summer.

Fico later denied the information, saying he does not intend to leave Slovakia.

The Slovak media has also speculated that Fico might run as a candidate in the presidential elections that will take place in 2014.

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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

What chances does the country have at winning the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency that needs to relocate from London?

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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.

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.