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Students to carry cost of education

UNIVERSITY students would start paying tuition fees September 2005 under plans announced by Education Minister Martin Fronc, according to the TASR news agency.

The Minister said November 2 that he would submit the new law on student loans at the beginning of January 2005.

According to Fronc, this law will complete the reform of higher education in Slovakia. Fronc has failed on two previous occasions to get the law passed, the last time being in June 2004.

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External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

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Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska