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HZDS admits election failure

The Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), which is now a member of the ruling coalition, considers the result of parliamentary elections on June 17 disappointing.

HZDS deputy chairman Viliam Veteška admitted that the result was a bad surprise for party members. Compared to 2002 national elections, HZDS lost 352,000 voters.

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Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

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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