Shipping firm sues Austria for 1996 Ďumbier disaster

The Slovak firm Slovenská Plavba a Pristavy (SPaP) filed suit against the Austrian state and the firm Donaukraftwerk AG in a Vienna court on October 21. SPaP alleges that the defendants were guilty of negligence in causing the sinking of the Slovak tugboat Ďumbier in 1996, which resulted in the deaths of eight Slovak sailors.

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News digest: Lockdown effects not fully seen yet, Bratislava shuts schools

Lockdown reduces mobility and new cases, but not hospitalisations. Cabinet approves €500 vouchers for seniors.


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Some schools in Slovakia have been closed.

Some schools in Bratislava will switch to remote learning

Only kindergartens and grades one through four will remain open.


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Finance Minister Igor Matovič presented his latest idea to boost vaccination rate and help businesses hit by the pandemic.

Finance Minister Matovič has a new way of boosting vaccination: €500 vouchers

The vouchers should be given to old people who decide to get vaccinated, to be subsequently spent on goods and services.


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