Bringing bureaucrats to heel

ACCORDING to the government's programme manifesto, arrogant officials, red tape and bureaucratic bullying should soon become a thing of the past, the Hospodárske noviny daily wrote on August 21.

A special bill to tackle these bureaucratic abuses is being prepared by Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák. Deputy Minister Vladimír Čečot also stressed the need to cut bureaucracy.

"We have to stop dragging people from one office to another when many procedures can be carried out by the officials themselves," he said.

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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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