Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Parliament stops education reform

THE SLOVAK Parliament halted the reform of the education system when deputies turned down the law on student loans, which would have instituted tuition fees in Slovakia, the daily SME wrote.

Two votes were lacking for the adoption of the bill, which evoked fiery debate among education experts and protest among the students.

Education Minister Martin Fronc talked about a lost battle, but said he still believed the reform would take place.

According to political analyst Michal Vašecka, this is the first time a serious reform has failed to go through.

Fronc said the failure would damage both students and the Slovak university system.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4