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Government, Slovak Confederation of Labor Unions agree

The government approved a plan to compensate employees for the increase in transportation costs on trains and buses. Employees whose income does not exceed 7,000 Sk and their travelling costs exceed 200 Sk per month will be eligible for compensation which is retroactive September 1. The money will come from the state Social Fund, to which each employer will allot 1.1-1.6 percent of total salaries (up from 0.6-1.1 percent). Also, eligible workers will get a monthly 500 Sk tax deduction (up from 300 Sk).

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

Napoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo Embankment Photo

An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.

Planting "Naopoleon's oak" on May 20, 2017.