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Schools again flooded with applications

Over 100,000 students have applied for acceptance at Slovak universities, competing for 35,000 available places. Schools report that some parents attempt bribery or even extortion to have their children taken.

In Slovakia, where the percentage of people with university education is less than half the EU average, the failure of the state system to educate more applicants is regarded as a major waste of the nation’s human resources potential.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

No fees bring higher summer roaming

EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

People should pay attention on used data abroad.

Several cities, including Bratislava, offering free mass transport for a week

European Mobility Week (ETM) will make city and commuter mass transport free for drivers, including a price reduction on Slovak trains.

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Providers build new networks

Focus is on 4G networks, but companies also prepare for using the Internet of Things technology.

Mobile network coverage is gradually increasing.