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Chief of Slovak Telekom: We care about the future of Slovakia

Digitisation is bringing new opportunities to Slovakia, but is the country ready for these changes?

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Dozens of people die of COVID every day. A drop not expected for at least two weeks

People who would otherwise survive may die of other serious diagnoses due to the epidemic.

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Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.
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We’re satisfied with pilot testing, politicians say

Nearly 141,000 people took part.

The testing site in Nižná, the Tvrdošín district.
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Mountain resorts Jasná and High Tatras temporarily closed

They could reopen on November 6 if the situation improves.

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Here's where you can fly from Slovakia during the pandemic

Several airlines have cut their offer for the winter season.

The airport in Bratislava reopened.
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Economy Minister Sulík is the most trustworthy cabinet member

The environment and justice ministers are also highly trusted, according to the latest Focus poll.

Economy Minister and SaS chair Richard Sulík
Opinion

Pity the nation

Americans’ choice of president on November 3 will affect Slovaks too.

The second US presidential debate.
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Extension of the tram line deeper into Bratislava’s Petržalka is closer to completion

After completion, passengers will be able to go from the very end of Petržalka to the city centre in 10 minutes.

The current tram terminal station on Jungmannova Street in Petržalka.
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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: 901 new cases confirmed (graphs)

The total number of cases has exceeded 46,000.

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Nationwide testing confirmed for this weekend

The health minister hopes it will help to reverse the current trend of increasing daily cases.

Dolný Kubín
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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.

Pandemic eating. Wrapped in a blanket, from a plastic bowl

Delivery and takeaway are growing in popularity after restrictions were put in place, but it is not an option for everyone.

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No balanced budget for next three years, this time due to COVID-19

2021-2023 general government budgets lack consolidation measures.

Finance Minister Eduard Heger
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.

Volunteering in developing countries is an adventure from beginning to end

Slovak Jozef Baňás spent 12 months volunteering in Georgia.

Jozef Baňás

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
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Slovaks filmed drone video of the month

They take you to the top 30 places in Slovakia.

Trails and tribulations: the important work of Slovakia’s unpaid hiking route markers

But veteran trail marker says hikers need to pay attention to more than just signs.

Stanislav Kučera

Volunteers collect 355 kilos of waste in the mountains

They picked up the rubbish in the Tatras and Pieniny.

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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
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