Competence bill hits second reading

A bill naming powers to be passed from the central government to regional parliaments entered second reading in the legislature yesterday as MPs agreed to rush through another five related bills in accelerated proceedings. Passage of the bills by September 30 was a key demand made by the ruling coalition Hungarian party (SMK) in late August for remaining in government.

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News digest: Slovakia spent €40 million in the past three months to treat Covid patients

Slovakia supports Poland and the Baltic states in their efforts to protect their border with Belarus. The European Commission has launched legal action against five countries, including Slovakia.


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Mandatory vaccination in compliance with the Constitution. Even Fico extended it in the past (Q&A)

The Sme daily prepares answers to questions on mandatory vaccination in Slovakia.


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Some schools in Slovakia have been closed.

Schools in Bratislava will switch to remote learning

Only kindergartens and grades one through four will remain open.


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