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Teachers strike over funding

UNIONS are continuing their wave of protests, with a teachers' strike on June 20 that closed most nursery, primary, and secondary schools. Some universities were also affected.

The teachers unions are calling for funding for schools to rise to 6 percent of GDP by 2010, a continuation of pay scales introduced last year, and guarantees that end-of-year bonuses will be paid.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

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

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.