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Labour unions threaten more strikes

ENCOURAGED by the recent strike of rail workers, Slovak labour unions are threatening a general strike in February to protest planned amendments to Slovakia's Labour Code.

Labour leaders say the planned changes decrease the social and legal protection of employees and are inconsistent with EU standards.

Labour Minister Ľudovít Kaník said in late January that his ministry is prepared to negotiate on some of the unions' complaints. Slovakia's current Labour Code has been criticised by investors for limiting an employer's ability to offer part-time and overtime work, and its restrictions on granting work to independent contractors.

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EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár