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Tuition fees bill fails again

UNIVERSITY education in Slovakia will remain free of charge. Education Minister Martin Fronc failed to push through the law on the student loans in parliament for third time on May 17, the daily SME reported.

Of the 146 MPs present, 62 voted in favour, 79 against, 4 abstained and one did not vote for the legislation that would have obliged the students to pay Sk26,000 (€665) annually (30 percent of the total education cost per student).

The ruling New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) voted in line with the opposition against the bill.

The Christian Democrats warned that the ANO in fact voted for the cabinet's programme, which included the installation of tuition fees at the universities.

The ruling coalition will deal with the ANO vote against the law at the ruling coalition council. However, Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) MP Milan Hort did not think that the situation in the coalition was serious to the point that any of the members would quit.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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