Penta to do deal with FinMin

The Finance Ministry and corporate raiders Penta Group should conclude a bargain next month on the joint sale of their stakes in insurance house Slovenska poistovna. Penta chairman Jaroslav Haščak, who has said the firm will not try to make undue profit on the transaction, has also said he will not sign a contract allowing the state to sell for any price it wants.

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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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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.