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Figel in Brussels to earn European Parliament support

Slovak Foreign Ministry State Secretary Jan Figel left for Brussels September 27 to meet with EC Deputy Director of the General Directorate Francois Lamoreux. Figel is also scheduled to hand over documents which will be entered into the Commission's assessment report on Slovakia's readiness for EU membership.

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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

Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

No test, no work. Employees will have to take paid or unpaid leave

Those who will be quarantined with a positive test result will be entitled to pandemic sick leave.

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Autumn holidays change, art schools close too

The ministry will contribute to schools to buy computers and other equipment for distance learning.

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