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SDĽ again questions SPP sale

The socialist ruling coalition Democratic Left Party (SDĽ) under new leader Pavol Koncoš has returned to the idea of selling only 25% of state gas utility SPP rather than the 49% which is now on offer. Critics of the suggestion call it a political ploy that can only lower the price eventually bid for SPP.

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More aggressive COVID strain probably dominant in Slovakia. It is not necessarily bad news

Virologists report they have found that the B.1.1.7 strain, first detected in the UK, is dominant in the samples from Trenčín.

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News digest: Slovakia will receive more than 4 million vaccines

Schools will continue with distance education. Curfew will be applied on January 25 and 26 too.

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I receive more hate mail than I used to, says outgoing transparency watchdog director

Gabriel Šípoš leaves Transparency International Slovakia after 11 years. Slovakia has gone a long way in transparency, he says.

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