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.

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.

PPS Group Detva Pledges to Pay Salary Bonuses to Avert Strike

Detva, January 28 (TASR) - Engineering company PPS Group Detva (Banska Bystrica region) on Thursday announced that will pay performance bonuses to all employees...

Ten more Slovaks Awarded Title of Righteous Among the Nations

Bratislava, January 28 (TASR) - Ten Slovaks were awarded the honorific title of Righteous Among the Nations for saving Jewish fellow citizens during WWII at a ceremony in the historical parliament building on Zupne Square in Bratislava on Wednesday evening (International Holocaust Remembrance Day).

ISU: Fewer Teachers and Schools Remain on Strike on Thursday

Bratislava, January 28 (TASR) - The number of teachers taking part in the countrywide strike in effect as of Monday dropped from 11,000 on...

Hundreds of People Rally in Levice in Support of Teachers’ Strike

Several hundred people from the ranks of teachers, parents of pupils and the general public gathered in Levice (Nitra region) on Wednesday to support the ongoing strike of teachers, TASR learnt later in the day.

Slovak Troops to Take Part in Tank Challenge Exercise in Germany

Bratislava, January 27 (TASR) - Around 40 members of the Slovak Armed Forces will take part in the Tank Challenge international military exercise in Germany in May, the Government approved a proposal for the deployment of Slovak soldiers to the exercise on Wednesday.

Education Ministry: 137 Schools Shut Down Due to Strike on Wednesday

Bratislava, January 27 (TASR) - The number of schools that were closed on Wednesday due to the teachers' strike went down again from the number recorded on Monday (January 25) when the strike started, announced Education, Science, Research and Sport Ministry spokesperson Beata Dupalova Ksenzsighova on the same day, based on data sent to the ministry by 10 a.m. by district offices.

Figel: EU Needs Special Representative for Religious Freedom

Brussels, January 27 (TASR-correspondent) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday met chairman of the Slovak Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) Jan Figel concerning...