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Cabinet passes new labour code

THE REVISED labour code was passed by the cabinet on March 12 with only minor changes. As planned, it includes increased overtime allowance, compulsory employer insurance contributions for part-time workers, and simplified procedures for dismissing staff.

However, the revised code will not include measures to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Hungarian Coalition Party MP and deputy PM Pál Csáky had hoped to include such measures, but he was persuaded by the Christian Democrats to delay discussion of the issue.

The new labour code is expected to reach parliament in April.

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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.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

Three Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.

L-R: Ján Riapoš, Martin Ludrovský in the Slovakia-Taiwan match at the paralympic world championship, May 19.