Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

President signs Education Act into law

President Ivan Gašparovič signed the Education Act on June 17, ushering in the ruling coalition's vision for elementary schools and high schools, the SITA newswire wrote.

President Ivan Gašparovič signed the Education Act on June 17, ushering in the ruling coalition's vision for elementary schools and high schools, the SITA newswire wrote.

While debating the law in May, ruling coalition parties did not accept a single amendment from the opposition. In contrast, they supported several dozen changes from their own MPs. The opposition's request to return the bill to the Education Ministry for reworking failed to pass as well. The opposition also demanded the reform be postponed for a year, but that failed as well. SITA

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

Top stories

My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.

Harvey Weinstein

Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 17 and November 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Lúčnica

Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Chinese could produce e-cars in Slovakia - PM Robert Fico does not see election defeat - Poliačik leaves the strongest opposition party

PM Robert Fico