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Social insurance bill sunk

PARLIAMNET turned down the Labour Ministry's proposal for an amendment to the social insurance law which would have given minister Ľudovít Kaník a free hand to withdraw directors of the social security provider Sociálna Poisťovňa, the daily SME wrote.

The amendment would have omitted from the the document the section that defines just cause for dismissal of the provider's directors.

The draft failed due to the reluctance of the deputies of the New Citizens Alliance, Hungarian Coalition Party, and Christian Democratic Movements to stand behind Kaník's reform.

Only recently, Education Minister Martin Fronc also failed in his reform when the parliament rejected his party's proposal for the installation of university tuition fees.

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EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

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.