Prochazka on Miskov’s Billboard Offer: Smer Is Siet’s Only Rival

Bratislava, January 29 (TASR) - Smer-SD is the only opponent of the Siet party, said Siet chairman Radoslav Prochazka in response to the SKOK party's offer of 100 billboards to Siet in February if Prochazka states a clear yes or no to post-election cooperation with Smer-SD, said Prochazka on Friday in reaction to SKOK chairman Juraj Miskov's press conference earlier on the same day.

ISU Invites Draxler to Meeting to Discuss Teachers’ Demands

Bratislava, January 29 (TASR) - The Slovak Teachers Initiative (ISU), which launched a full-blown strike on January 25, invited Education, Science, Research and Sport Minister Juraj Draxler by letter on Friday to talks about its demands at Novohradska Street School in Bratislava on February 1.

SKOK Offers Siet 100 Billboards for Clear Answer on Coalition with Smer

Bratislava, January 29 (TASR) - The SKOK party is offering the fellow extraparliamentary Siet (Network) party 100 billboards in February if Siet chairman Radoslav Prochazka will provide a clear yes or no to post-election cooperation with Smer-SD, SKOK chairman Juraj Miskov announced at a press conference on Friday.

Prochazka: I Challenge Fico to TV Debate on RTVS

Zilina, January 29 (TASR) - Siet (Network) party leader Radoslav Prochazka at an extraordinary briefing in Zilina on Friday challenged Prime Minister Robert Fico to a face-to-face televised debate on public broadcaster Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS).

Siet, OLaNO and SaS Join I’m Rattling for Change Initiative

Bratislava, January 29 (TASR) - A trio of political parties - Siet (Network), Ordinary People (OLaNO) and Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) - has committed itself to promoting anti-corruption measures called 'I'm Rattling for Change' [an allusion to the rattling of keys during the Velvet Revolution - ed. note].

Nurses: Health Care for One Million Patients in Peril as of February

A total of one million patients in Trnava, Zilina and Presov regions will be without proper health care as of next month following the mass resignations of nurses, head of the nurses trade union Monika Kavecka stated on Thursday.

Kiska: All Political Parties Are Recipients of Teachers’ Demands

Bratislava, January 28 (TASR) - President Andrej Kiska hosted representatives of the Slovak Teachers Initiative (ISU) at the Presidential Palace on Thursday.

Draxler: Some Teachers Might Not Have Seen Hikes on Their Payslips

Bratislava, January 27 (TASR) - Some teachers might not have seen a 22-percent hike on their payslips that the Education, Science, research and Sport Ministry and Prime Minister Robert Fico talked about recently, as Juraj Draxler conceded on Wednesday.

Fico: Slovakia Ascendant on Corruption Index, But We’re Not Happy Yet

Bratislava, January 27 (TASR) - Although Slovakia has seen improvement in its ranking of the corruption chart, the Government is far from satisfied because what's important is to respond to sentiments and needs of people, Prime Minister Robert Fico said at a press briefing on Wednesday.

Kiska Meets Representatives of Three Civil Initiatives at Palace

The Slovak economy is doing well, but there are areas that we need to improve, said President Andrej Kiska at a meeting with representatives of three civil initiatives - 'We are Ringing for a Change', 'Enough' and - at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday.

Fico: We Look Teachers Straight in Eye, Ask for Understanding

Bratislava, January 26 (TASR) - The Slovak Government is looking teachers straight in the eye, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Tuesday in response to the ongoing teachers strike.

Ministry Says 151 Schools Shut on Tuesday, ISU Has Different Figures

Fewer schools remained shut on Tuesday, as their number dropped from 179 on Monday to 151 the following day, according to a statement issued by the Education, Science, Research and Sport Ministry released on Tuesday.

SNS and OLaNO-NOVA Side with Teachers, Endorse Their Demands

The demands of teachers on strike for systemic changes in the education sector are justified, because teachers deserve more, both the Slovak National Party (SNS) and OLaNO-NOVA said on Tuesday.

KBS: Decent People Suppressed and Intimidated in Health Care Debate

Bratislava, January 25 (TASR) - The Catholic Church on Monday levelled criticism about the current state of affairs in health care, as the Church doesn't take kindly to how nurses taking part in mass resignations are being treated and is thus asking Prime Minister Robert Fico and Health Minister Viliam Cislak to put and end to it.

Dissatisfied Teachers Vow Not to Bow, Urge Government to Act

Teachers who've come to Bratislava to express their discontent on Monday expect the Government to do its utmost to see the strike that began on Monday to end post-haste, TASR learnt on Monday.

Opposition Parties Endorse Teachers on Strike

Opposition parties Most-Hid, the Christian Democrats (KDH), OLaNO, SDKU-DS and extra-parliamentary party SKOK have endorsed the strike by some 11,500 teachers that began on Monday, TASR learnt on the same day.

Nurses Chamber: Resignations Point to Bad State of Health Care

Bratislava, January 25 (TASR) - According to Nurses and Midwives Chamber (SKSaPA) president Iveta Lazorova, nurses don't want to abandon their patients when handing in their notice, but they see no other measure available for pointing to the bad situation in health care, Lazorova told TASR on Monday.

Teachers from All over Slovakia Hold Protest in Bratislava

Bratislava, January 25 (TASR) - An estimated number of more than 2,000 teachers from all over Slovakia came to Bratislava on Monday to express their disagreement with what they see as the long-term ignoring of their demands.