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School disrepair reaches critical

OF SLOVAKIA'S 3,500 elementary and secondary schools, 3,000 are considered to be in poor physical condition, forcing school administrators to seek sponsors and rent facilities to raise funds for repair.

Many schools have also been handed over from central state to municipal control this fall with heavy debts for utility services. As a result, 51 schools in the Nitra region have had phone lines cut off by the Slovak Telecom monopoly, while another 37 have had outgoing calls blocked.

Schools around the country have also had natural gas supplies cut off, and local governments are trying desperately to pay down debts and restore delivery before the winter arrives.

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Slovakia remains unknown in convention business

Ten MICE events in 2017 should bring almost €6.5 million to Bratislava.

The GLOBSEC security forum is one of the regular MICE events in Slovakia since 2005.

Kotleba should be defeated in election, not banned

More constitutional can be less democratic, and it is not clear that it always has the intended result. Perhaps the clearest historical case came with the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

Marian Kotleba

Slovakia to leave NATO is a hoax

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.

Some peple gathered at Slavin in Bratislava brought ani-NATO banners.

Fico: We cannot allow multi-speed EU to become divisive Video

Final session of the 12th edition of Globsec 2017 featured Slovak PM Robert Fico, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a panel entitled European (Dis)Union?

Donald Tusk, Robert Fico, and Bohuslav Sobotka (left to right)