President criticised over 'golden gates'

President Rudolf Schuster again fell afoul of critics last week after an investigation by the Supreme Control Office showed that his office had violated the Law on Budgetary Principles by having part of the Presidential Palace gates and rear garden fence coated with gold plating. The coating, carried out in 2000 by the Reštart firm, cost 376,000 crowns ($7,500).

The Law on Budgetary Principles states that all public expenditures must secure maximum economy and efficiency.

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News digest: Pilot testing deemed successful

Coronavirus affects bus connections, gastronomy businesses send an open letter to the prime minister. Take a look at the latest in our news digest.

PM Igor Matovič presents the results of the pilot nationwide testing on October 26.

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.

No balanced budget for next three years, this time due to COVID-19

2021-2023 general government budgets lack consolidation measures.

Finance Minister Eduard Heger