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SSN journalists' union leaves KOZ labour body

The board of the Slovak Syndicate of Journalists (SSN) decided to terminate its membership in the Trade Unions Confederation (KOZ) on November 11. SSN chairman Ján Fule said that the SSN would preserve its trade union nature and would continue to provide financial and legal assistance to its members.

Fule said the SSN would stop paying membership fees to the KOZ, which he said had wasted union money on poorly-prepared protests and funding its large staff. The SSN also objected to the use of the September 25 national union protest rally in Bratislava for political ends. Fule called KOZ leader Ivan Saktor's calls for a general strike "irresponsible."

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Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

Money is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project.

Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak