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Opposition will not call for minister's dismissal

The three parliamentary opposition parties finally agreed on May 3 that they would not initiate a no-confidence vote in parliament against Health Minister Ivan Valentovič. The Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) came up with this plan, but Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) leader Mikuláš Dzurinda said that they would not opt for such an easy and populist path. However, he stressed that Mr. Valentovič had indeed done nothing during his term.

The SMK, SDKÚ and Christian Democrats (KDH) decided instead to tell Prime Minister Robert Fico not to keep postponing solutions to the healthcare crisis and to take action. SMK head Pál Csáky said it seems to him that neither the minister nor the government deals effectively with these problems.

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Slovak scientist in the US: Slovak science needs more than just money to thrive

It seems as if we do not want skilled scientists to return home, says Dominika Truban, who founded a platform connecting Slovak researchers abroad and at home.

Dominika Truban

The Education Ministry to restore the analytical institute

The institute that is part of the Value for Money initiative was merged with another body at the beginning of the year.

Education Minister Martina Lubyová

Blog: Helping others helps your company too

Tatiana Čaplová, Program Coordinator for CSR at the Pontis Foundation, offers a very interesting look behind the scenes of the most successful CSR event in Slovakia - Naše Mesto (Our City).

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