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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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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.

First Slovak woman crossed the English Channel

Before her, only six Slovak men had managed to complete the difficult swim.

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.

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.