Reader feedback: Astonishing politics

Re: The most trusted: Fico, Slota and Gašparovič, Flash News Briefs, July 14 - 21

I find this astonishing. When I left Slovakia in 2000, most people were relieved to see the end of the utterly corrupt Mečiar regime, Slota was reduced to something of a laughingstock and Fico was just a cutsey frat boy hoping to get noticed. Very little of Slovakia's progress and reintegration into western Europe would have come about had they and that frat-boy-turned-Dracula remained in power. The next few years will be interesting, and I can only hope for my favourite country that will be the extent of it. The old cliche remains true - be careful what you wish for.

Don Merritt,
Washington

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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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