Minister Cislak Files Criminal Complaint over Scaremongering

Bratislava, February 1 (TASR) - Health Minister Viliam Cislak is filing a criminal complaint concerning scaremongering with respect to claims by nurses that health care has been put in jeopardy, TASR learnt on Monday.

Opposition Prefers Nurses’ Strike to Be Tackled by Health Committee

Bratislava, February 1 (TASR) - The parliamentary Opposition parties would like to address the situation concerning health care at an extraordinary health committee session rather than a parliamentary one, representatives of KDH, OLaNO, Most-Hid and SaS told TASR on Monday.

Nurses See Hope in Contacting Parties and Special House Session

Zilina, February 1 (TASR) – Nurses who have filed their notice en masse support the idea of summoning a special session of Parliament and will approach all the parliamentary political parties to this end later on Monday, chair of the Nurses and Midwives Trade Union (OZSaPA) Monika Kavecka said late on Sunday evening at an extraordinary meeting in front of Zilina Faculty Hospital.

Fico and Kalinak Open New ESO Client Centre in Bratislava

Bratislava, January 31 (TASR) - A new state administration client centre on Tomasikova Street in Bratislava, allowing people to deal with various issues with...

Mihalikova in Two Girls’ Finals at Australian Open, Champion in Doubles

Melbourne, January 30 (TASR) - Young Slovak tennis player Tereza Mihalikova on Saturday failed to defend the junior girls' singles trophy at the Australian...

Staff at PPS Group Detva to Get Late Bonuses, Strike Scrapped

Detva, January 30 (TASR) - The staff at engineering company PPS Group Detva (Banska Bystrica region) won't go on strike as of Monday as...

Kavecka: Presov Hospital Relying on Army to Replace Outgoing Nurses

The Health Ministry has summoned members of the Armed Forces in order to address the shortage of nurses at Presov's J.A. Reimann Faculty Hospital, TASR learnt from head of the nurses trade union Monika Kavecka on Friday afternoon.
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Slovakia 24/7 – News in English

Bratislava, January 29 (TABLET.TV) - Watch our weekly digest of the week's news with Terry Moran called Slovakia 24/7.

Slovak Agriculture Funding Highest Ever in 2014-20 Programme Period

Bratislava, January 29 (TASR) - The highest amount of money ever will flow to Slovak agriculture within the EU's 2014-20 programme period, the Agriculture...

Teachers Rally in Banska Bystrica, Receive Endorsement from Handzus

Banska Bystrica's SNP Square brimmed with teachers on Friday afternoon, with some 600-plus educators taking to the streets to shore up the calls of hundreds of teachers currently on strike for increased funding for the sector and a rise to what they see as their incommensurate salaries, TASR learnt on Friday.

Court Bans Collecting Penalties from Nurses for Withdrawing Notices

Kosice, January 29 (TASR) - The Nurses and Midwives Trade Union can't claim penalties amounting to €3,300 per individual from nurses who've withdrawn their...

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].

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.