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Roma not to get easy exams after all

AFTER a heated debate, the leadership of the medical school at Bratislava's Comenius University has decided not to artificially lower entrance requirements to make it easier for Roma applicants to gain admission.

The school's academic senate decided that doing so could have violated the country's constitution, which stipulates equal treatment for all citizens.

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State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

Fee has a negative impact

Practice shows that municipalities will require investors to pay the fee for development from their own budgets and at the same time to also cover the so-called induced investments.

Some municipalities want to re-think the fee.

Kysuce inhabitants block busy road in protest

The blockade caused traffic collapse.

Discovery made hard mining work more efficient

Gunpowder was used to blow up the rock for the first time in the Upper Bieber adit for the first time 390 years ago.