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Universities law approved

Parliament on February 21 passed a new University Law that will raise teachers' salaries, introduce competition for teaching posts and centralise university power under university presidents. Following a two-day discussion on the bill parliament decided by one vote not to introduce fees for any form of university study, including part times studies where fees are normally charged.

In response, Banská Bystrica's Matej Bel University elected to cancel part-time studies at seven of its eight faculties, saying it would no longer be able to afford the programmes.

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Slovakia threatened with returning funds for dual education

The system is still not running as it should, and if the country fails to meet goals, it may be asked to pay back the money allocated from EU coffers.

Trams will test renewed tram track in downtown Bratislava on Friday

Originally, the tram track should have been put back in operation on November 15

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EMA will not relocate to Slovakia - Job ads will have to state actual payrates - Trnava factory to produce electric cars

PSA plant in Tranva.

Job ads should inform about basic salary

One of the proposal’s authors from the Smer coalition voted in May against a similar proposal authored by opposition deputies

The shortage of workforce is a growing problem for entrepreneurs.