ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Cabinet green-lights Tripartite Law

At its sitting on February 3, the cabinet approved a draft 'Tripartite Law' which would set the rules of economic and social partnership between the state, employers and workers when resolving important economic and social issues.

The Tripartite Law also specifies the exact powers of the Council for Economic and Social Agreement as the tripartite negotiating authority. Government, employers and trade unions have equal representation in the 21-member Council. The Council produces recommendations in the field of economic and social development, as well as on state budget issues. It is also a forum in which binding labour laws are negotiated.

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Grandson turns his blue-haired grandma into an Instagram sensation

President Zuzana Čaputová is one of her nearly 13,000 followers.

Photographer Marek Pupák takes pictures of his grandmother. He also created the blue.grandma profile on Instagram, where he posts the photos of her.

Roundup: Shoe boxes turn into Christmas gift boxes to cheer up lonely older people

People can fill and hand in their own box until December 6.

The White Night Festival takes place in Bratislava during Christmas.

Some schools will open on December 7

Matovič pushed through testing at schools, government is launching a pilot project this weekend.

PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

Freed in the Kuciak murder case, guilty of another murder

The Specialised Criminal Court sends Alena Zsuzsová to prison for ordering the murder of former Hurbanovo mayor. She appealed against the verdict, insists she is innocent.

Alena Zsuzsová is escorted to the courtroom.