ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Budget deficit falls to 12.3 billion Sk in October

The Finance Ministry said on November 2 that the budget deficit in the January to October period was 12.356 billion crowns after 12.424 billion in the January to September period. Revenues were 160.6 billion crowns, while expenditures were 173 billion.

The ministry set itself the target earlier this year of keeping the state budget deficit to around 15 billion crowns.

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News digest: Security Council will meet to discuss nationwide testing

Overview of news from Monday, October 19, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič announcing some details about nationwide testing on October 18.

PM wants to test everyone, Kotleba already positive in neo-Nazism

Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition.

PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that should be used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia.

Matovič keeps falling. The effect of the dispute with its coalition partner is hard to guess

The senior coalition party was defeated by ex-PM Pellegrini’s movement, the Focus poll shows.

PM Igor Matovič

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

Foreigners living in Slovakia will be able to get tested too.

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