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...

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...

Jahnatek: Five Major Food Categories Prices down by 12.27 Percent

Bratislava, January 26 (TASR) - Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Lubomir Jahnatek announced at a press conference on Tuesday that prices of five major food categories - butter, milk, bread, pork and poultry - have gone down 12.27 percent this month compared to November.

Interior Ministry in Tender for Digital Traffic Fines System

Bratislava, January 26 (TASR) - The Interior Ministry has announced a tender for an electronic system that would automatically record traffic violations, TASR learnt on Tuesday from the website of the Public Procurement Office (UVO).

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.