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EC: Tight financial controls needed

The European Commission has said that 18.6 million euros in funding from the EU's Sapard fund will not be released until a system of financial control similar to those existing in EU countries is established.

The EC has expressed concern over the use of pre-accession funds since an April scandal over the alleged misuse of Phare funds by a senior civil servant. The affair forced the resignation of Pavol Hamžík as Deputy Prime Minister.

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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

Pilot nationwide testing is over

The prime minister and the defence minister consider the pilot testing successful.

Zázrivá, the Dolný Kubín district

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