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Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

No test, no work. Employees will have to take paid or unpaid leave

Those who will be quarantined with a positive test result will be entitled to pandemic sick leave.

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Autumn holidays change, art schools close too

The ministry will contribute to schools to buy computers and other equipment for distance learning.

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Prominent prosecutor charged and suspended

Dušan Kováčik faces corruption and other charges.

Dušan Kováčik in handcuffs after the police arrested him on October 22.

He wore his mask with his nose uncovered. Kotleba is COVID-19 positive

Three more MPs have reportedly tested positive so far.

Marian Kotleba in parliament with his mask under his nose
Culture & lifestyle

Slovakia's best-selling thriller writer: I fear a fragmented society more than the themes of my books

Jozef Karika has published the new thriller Smršť. The halny wind is its main theme.

Writer Jozef Karika has published his nineteenth book - the mysterious thriller Srmšť.

State prepared an €100-million injection for tourism

The sector hit hard by the coronavirus crisis should see money at the end of this year.

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New educative path in the Low Tatras recalls its gold mining history

The mining settlement Magurka is the highest located settlement in Slovakia.


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Curfew and closed schools. Slovakia goes into a mild lockdown this weekend

Nationwide testing will follow, accompanied by another curfew.

Coronavirus in Slovakia: 2,890 new cases confirmed (graphs)

The total number of cases has exceeded 40,800.

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News digest: Testing is go, several MPs positive

Slovakia-style lockdown starts tomorrow. Take a look at the latest development in our news digest.

Disinfecting the testing site in Trstená, Orava.
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Richest Slovak's ranking sees rise in people from IT

The cumulative worth of the 32 richest Slovaks is estimated at nearly €12 billion.

How many people were infected in Volkswagen or U.S. Steel? Top companies mostly remain silent

Biggest employers have introduced measures, they do not want to talk about possible layoffs.

The Bratislava plant of Volkswagen maintained strict measures also in the summer.

MPs passed the increase in minimum wage

The calculation of the six levels of the minimum wage and work surcharges will change, too.

Minimum wage also impacts surcharges for night and weekend work.
PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that should be used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia.

PM wants to test everyone, Kotleba already positive in neo-Nazism

Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition.

First steps towards renewing public trust in the judiciary

In an in-depth interview, Minister of Justice Mária Kolíková outlines her ambitious plan to renew public trust in the judiciary.

Mária Kolíková

Last chance before lockdown or Bergamo, government says

The government tightened up measures again, coalition leaders clashed over them. Foreign policy keeps going strong as Belarussian freedom fighter visits.

Masks will be compulsory out in the streets. The government hopes to contain the rising second wave of the coronavirus pandemic with its latest measures.

Slovaks filmed drone video of the month

They take you to the top 30 places in Slovakia.

Špania Dolina: Cultural treasure

A hiker’s heaven and a show-case for folk architecture with well-preserved miners’ houses.

Špania dolina

Roundup: Over the weekend, Kino Lumiére to resume its virtual cinema

Places to visit, music to listen to, and weekend reads. Here’s your travel and culture roundup.

The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra plays a concert in Bratislava.

Product vs. art: Fashion walks back into the national gallery

In 2017, the Slovak National Gallery displayed dresses from the times of communist Czechoslovakia.

The 'Oh, That Dress!' exhibition takes place in the Slovak National Gallery until January 2021.
Slovak female swimmers swam across the English Channel, from England to France, in September 2020.

Slovak all-female relay swimmers make history crossing the Channel

The country's first all-female team to swim the Channel trained in Slovakia during rain and storms.

The revival of Slovak rugby championed by French player

Having first discovered Slovakia thanks to Erasmus, Charles Cimetière returned to popularise rugby.

French Charlie Cimetière came to Slovakia for the first time in 2009, spending his Erasmus in Bratislava.

Hossa: The whole changing room knew my problem

Marián Hossa recalls his career and introduction to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Marián Hossa