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New Slovak ambassador presents credentials

THE SLOVAK Ambassador to the Vatican, Jozef Dravecký, presented his credentials to Pope Benedict XVI on September 13, the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry reported.

After meeting the new ambassador, the head of the Roman Catholic Church praised the fruitful cooperation with Slovakia. He said the Vatican is ready to complete a set of bilateral treaties, and stressed that Slovakia has a lot to offer to Europe as a whole because of its rich cultural and spiritual heritage, the TASR newswire wrote.

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News digest: Nationwide testing gained contours

The Defence Ministry reveals details on upcoming testing, removal of the STU rector was far from normal. Take a look at our latest news digest.

President Zuzana Čaputová meeting with scientists and experts on epidemiology, infectology and medicine.

Senate voted STU rector down. Police called to the uni as well

The session of the Academic Senate proposed that Rector Fikar be dismissed.

Miroslav Fikar

Dozens of people die of COVID every day. A drop not expected for at least two weeks

People who would otherwise survive may die of other serious diagnoses due to the epidemic.

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Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.