BUSINESS BRIEFS

First EFSAL tranche could arrive next month

Finance Minister Brigita Schmögnerová September 25 signed an EFSAL (Enterprise and Financial Sector Adjustment Loan) agreement on 200 million euros with the World Bank's Roger Grawe; the credit will arrive in three tranches, with the first 60 million euros likely to be released within a month.

The money will be used to help finance reform of the Slovak corporate and financial sectors.

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Trails and tribulations: the important work of Slovakia’s unpaid hiking route markers

But veteran trail marker says hikers need to pay attention to more than just signs.

Stanislav Kučera

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

Foreigner's Police will be closed during the lockdown

Those who have booked appointments from October 26-30 must reschedule.

The Foreigners' Police department in Dunajská Streda.