NEWS BRIEFS

Ex-PM not planning to leave for Brussels

MIKULÁŠ Dzurinda, Slovakia's former PM and the leader of the opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), will again run for the post of party chairman at an upcoming party congress on November 17.

"I want to lead our party to success in the next parliamentary elections," Dzurinda said.

At the same time, Dzurinda denied information that he had received an offer of the post of high EU representative for common foreign and security policy.

The Austrian daily Kurier recently reported that Dzurinda was being considered as a replacement for the current "EU foreign minister", Javier Solana. According to Dzurinda, the report is untrue, the Pravda daily wrote.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Security Council will meet to discuss nationwide testing

Overview of news from Monday, October 19, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič announcing some details about nationwide testing on October 18.

PM wants to test everyone, Kotleba already positive in neo-Nazism

Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition.

PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that should be used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia.

Matovič keeps falling. The effect of the dispute with its coalition partner is hard to guess

The senior coalition party was defeated by ex-PM Pellegrini’s movement, the Focus poll shows.

PM Igor Matovič

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

Foreigners living in Slovakia will be able to get tested too.

Illustrative stock photo