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Deal signed on Austrian - Slovak unit in Kosovo

Milan Cerovský, Chief of the Slovak Army's General Staff, signed an agreement with his Austrian counterpart General Karl Majcen in Bratislava on November 5 making a Slovak military unit part of a Kosovo-bound Austrian peacekeeping force. Majcen said that the agreement further boosted co-operation between the countries' armed forces.

Slovak Defense Minister Pavol Kanis used the occasion to decorate General Majcen, who is to retire with the Memorial Medal of the 1st degree for his contribution to the development of bilateral relations between Slovakia and Austria. It is the highest acknowledgement that the Slovak Defence Minister can award.

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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

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.