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Mečiar and Slota kiss and make up

HZDS party Chairman Vladimír Mečiar filed two lawsuits for slander against SNS Chairman Ján Slota at the end of last year, but maintains he does not mind cooperating in the new government with him.

“We are in a coalition and I don’t care. In politics, we have to distinguish between state affairs and personal matters”, he said.

Slota’s aversion to Mečiar was also apparent prior to elections, as the SNS leader once said if Mečiar died, he would hold a mirror to his mouth to make sure he was not pretending.

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News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

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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