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Slovak Protests On anniversary of ‘Velvet Revolution,’ Slovakian left denounces betrayal of people

Every year, rallies are held in Slovakia on the anniversary of the ‘Velvet Revolution’ which marked the transition from communism. This year, the left and other sections too protested against the government and the policies of the past three decades

Communists allege discrimination in official commemoration of Slovak resistance

Slovak National Uprising Museum authorities have denied permission to the KSS, saying the 76th anniversary of the uprising will be held as an apolitical event. This is despite ruling party representatives being invited

Slovakia pro-EU/NATO joint declaration Progressives in Slovakia slam pro-EU/NATO joint declaration by leadership

The declaration emphasizes that EU and NATO membership is vital for Slovakia. It also envisages increasing defense spending along with the preparation of a new security strategy

Investigative Journalism Slovakia Slovakian journalists refuse PM-elect’s offer to fund investigative journalism

PM-elect Igor Matovic has proposed state funds for investigative journalism, a move that is being viewed as an attempt to patronize and subjugate independent journalism in the country

Slovak workers march seeking greater wages

The call for the demonstration was given by OZ KOVO labor union, a Slovakian affiliate of IndustriAll. The union and the Communist Party of Slovakia said that while productivity levels matched that of Europe, workers’ wages lagged far behind

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