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Beaten by his chauffeur

The municipal election in the town of Bojnice in Western Slovakia produced a shock when incumbent Mayor Vladislav Oravec was unseated by an independent candidate, František Tám. Mr Tám has been a chauffeur attached to the city hall for 20 years, but will now be taking the place of his former boss.

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Pilot nationwide testing is over

The prime minister and the defence minister consider the pilot testing successful.

Zázrivá, the Dolný Kubín district

Trails and tribulations: the important work of Slovakia’s unpaid hiking route markers

But veteran trail marker says hikers need to pay attention to more than just signs.

Stanislav Kučera

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

Foreigner's Police will be closed during the lockdown

Those who have booked appointments from October 26-30 must reschedule.

The Foreigners' Police department in Dunajská Streda.