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].

Mihok: Slovak Economy in Good Shape in 2016

Bratislava, January 28 (TASR) - At the dawn of 2016, the Slovak economy seems to be in good condition both in terms of public finances and basic macroeconomic parameters, Slovak Trade and Industry Chamber (SOPK) chair Peter Mihok said at a press conference on Thursday.

€79 million Up for Grabs in Expanding Preschools

The Agriculture and Regional Development Ministry on Thursday issued a call for applications whereby municipalities can seek subsidies towards boosting the capacity of preschools under their bailiwick, TASR learnt on the same day.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

NBS: Occupational Pension Insurance Stable in Slovakia

Bratislava, January 27 (TASR) - The third pension pillar in Slovakia is stable, the central bank (NBS) stated on Wednesday, based on the results...

Sobotka to Convene Extraordinary V4 Summit on Migrant Crisis

Bratislava, January 26 (TASR) - The Czech Republic will convene an extraordinary summit of the Visegrad Four (V4: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) in mid-February to seek solutions to the migration crisis at the European level, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka announced during his one-day visit to Bratislava on Tuesday.

SHMU Launches Modernised Network for Air Pollution Monitoring

Bratislava, January 26 (TASR) - The monitoring of air quality in Slovakia has improved, with the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMU) having restored 35 monitoring...

President and Premier Open Holocaust Museum in Sered

Sered, January 26 (TASR) - A holocaust museum that should serve as a memento for contemporary and future generations was ceremonially opened on the...