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Cabinet approves bill introducing tuition

THE SLOVAK cabinet approved a bill on student loans that could lead to the introduction of university tuition fees beginning next January.

All ministers of the four-party government supported the bill, which proposes the introduction of a system of loans and grants for university students, according to the news wire TASR.

The bill also includes the introduction of tuition fees, which has already been postponed twice in the past year. The minority government must now passed it in parliament.

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Legitimising fake news

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Suicide game does not exist and visa-free regime for Ukrainians is not a lie

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes from the past two weeks.

There is no computer game that makes people commit suicides.

It’s not easy being an ‘alien’ in Slovakia

Are Slovaks scared of foreigners? The stories of those who are trying to make their homes here suggest that ignorance and bureaucratic inertia, rather than fear, cause more problems.

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President Kiska uses train for first time Photo

After criticism from coalition MPs for flying and a troublesome car trip, Slovak President Kiska to commute to Bratislava by international train, boarding it in his hometown of Poprad.

President Kiska gets off the IC train in Bratislava.