Professional Army planned as early as 2006

Alan Stolberg, head of a US Army team which inspected the Slovak military from August 20 to 23, praised some Slovak units as almost NATO-ready, while Slovak Defence Minister Jozef Stank said conscription could end as early as 2006, the earliest date at which the Army could be made fully professional. Slovakia hopes to receive an invitation to join the Alliance in fall 2002.

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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.

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