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New parliament to convene in mid-July

PRESIDENT Ivan Gašparovič will probably convene the initial session of the new Slovak parliament on July 12.

The date is in accordance with the Constitution, which mandates the president convene the session within 30 days of the election. Gašparovič thinks the date will also provide enough time for the new government to be formed.

The Mikuláš Dzurinda government is expected to officially resign its posts during the first session, but if a new government has not been formed yet, the outgoing government will have to stay in power.

The president has asked Smer Chairman Robert Fico to lead talks on the creation of the new government.

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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

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Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.