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Loans to entice new teachers

PARLIAMENT on July 9 approved a loan fund for beginning teachers to increase interest in the profession, the lowest paid in Slovakia at Sk9,450 ($210) a month on average in 2001, compared to Sk12,365 in the national economy.

Loans of up to Sk250,000 at four per cent annual interest with a maximum 15-year maturity will be available to teachers within three years of graduating from university pedagogical studies.

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Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

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A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

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Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

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Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.