IN SHORT

Extremist Toroczkai detained by police

THE CHAIRMAN of the extremist Hungarian group 64 Regions, László Toroczkai, was detained by the Slovak police in front of the Interior Ministry in Bratislava on September 16.

Toroczkai was trying to acquaint journalists with his movement's objections to recent "nationalist incidents" in Slovakia.

"Since Toroczkai didn't respect the decision of Bratislava Old Town's Mayor Peter Čiernik to forbid the group to hold a public gathering, the police proceeded according to the law and escorted Toroczkai to a police station," Bratislava police spokesperson Dáša Kollárová told the TASR news agency.

"I cancelled the 10 buses of demonstrators, and I only have a banner here that was supposed to be at the front of our procession," Toroczkai affirmed. "I'm alone here, this is not a demonstration."

According to the police and the Old Town mayor, however, as the organiser of a banned demonstration, Toroczkai had a status different from that of an ordinary tourist.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.

People with negative tests can go to hairdresser or outdoor terraces

Those with a negative test result will have to follow rules introduced on October 15.

Companies fear drop in demand for their products and services the most

International chambers of commerce asked companies about their current situation as well as expectations.

Companies implemented anti-coronavirus measures.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov