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Slovak teacher salaries the worst

SLOVAK teachers receive the lowest salaries among OECD countries, and the country is also providing less funding to its elementary and high schools per student, the daily SME reported.

The situation is similarly critical at universities. In this category, however, Greece, Portugal and Mexico fall behind Slovakia, according to a study by OECD, which monitors 30 countries.

The OECD survey results evoked a wave of criticism in Germany and the Czech Republic on publication. In Slovakia the study has prompted no sharp reactions.

Head of the Slovak Rectors' Conference Juraj Sinay said that there has been a certain fatigue within the Slovak education sector. The rectors have been demanding increases to the budget of the universities.

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General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

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Russian spies allegedly recruit also Slovaks

They are using martial art clubs in Germany and dozens more in other EU states, in the Western Balkans, and in North America.

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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.

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GLOBSEC forum will host guests from 70 countries

The 12th year of the conference will be attended by the highest number of participants in its history.

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