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Slovakia to open labour market

AT ITS session on October 11, the Slovak cabinet decided that the country will open its labour market to Romania and Bulgaria when they join the European Union on January 1, 2007.

Foreign Minister Ján Kubiš said he does not expect an influx of workers from these two countries. According to a survey carried out by the Romanians and Bulgarians, their citizens expressed a greater interest in working in Mediterranean countries or Germany and Great Britain than Slovakia.

Kubiš is convinced that if Slovakia calls for equal treatment from older EU states, then future EU member states should be considered equal partners as well.

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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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