Independent think-tank Public Policy Institute (PPI) issued a statement on July 3 stating that the amended law on universities that the Slovak parliament passed this week is a compromise.
"We see the effort of Education Minister Ján Mikolaj (SNS) as something very positive for an equitable environment within the higher education market,” reads the statement provided to the media by Peter Martiš, chief analyst of PPI. “The acceptation of the existence of market relations in this segment is the basis for a systemic change in the future.
"However, the final wording of the amendment contains factors that, in their final effect, will have a deforming influence. All enacted limits and caps, whether as a result of a compromise or an honest effort, limit competition and unnecessarily complicate the system of higher education," PPI suggests.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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6. Jul 2007 at 7:00