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Parliament dissolves regional centres

THE SLOVAK parliament adopted a bill on May 15 that abolishes the regional offices of central government and orders them to close their doors as of October 1.

The offices' assets and civil servants will be transferred to district offices, except those who choose to retire. The measure is expected to reduce staff by 150, but the cost of implementing it will exceed the estimated benefits by about Sk2 million. Special laws will solve the transfer of concrete competencies in individual state administration sectors and calculate the impact of the related transfer of employees on the state budget.

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PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

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In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

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