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Railways labour union fined 12 million Sk for libel

The labour union of the biggest Slovak employer, Slovak Railways (ŽSR), must pay 12 million Sk ($345,000) to the company's management, the highest fine paid to a corporate plaintiff in the history of Slovakia. The verdict was finally reached after a six month lawsuit stemming from the statement of Ivan Sedláček, chairman of the union, who said that ŽSR's management had been "tunneling" the company. The management sued him in February and the court approved their claim on September 10. Sedláček himself will have to pay 350,000 Sk ($10,000) and will have to apologize in several Slovak dailies, as well as on three TV stations.

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Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.

Former education minister Peter Plavčan and PM Robert Fico on July 24.

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

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

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

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.