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Mexican president admires Slovak taxes

SLOVAK President Ivan Gašparovič met with Mexican President Vincente Fox in Bratislava on May 13 during his first official visit to Slovakia.

The Mexican president praised Slovakia as a country, and expressed admiration for "the modern tax reform" introduced by the current right-wing government. His country, Fox said, would analyse the flat tax and see whether a similar model could be implemented in Mexico as well, the SITA news agency wrote.

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Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

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News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.