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Kosovo refugees in Slovakia are starting to return home

A group of 69 Kosovo refugees from Slovakia were scheduled take off from Bratislava airport July 16 to return home, Director of Slovak Interior Ministry Immigration Office Bernard Priecel said.

The ministry is co-operating with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to get Albanian Kosovars back to their country, he said. After this group leaves, 66 Kosovo refugees will remain in Slovakia. Of this number, 24 live in the Humanitarian Center in Gabčíkovo and the rest live with Slovak families.

Slovakia had originally planned to provide shelter for 500 refugees from Kosovo, and the Slovak government had allocated 40 million crowns from its reserves for the refugees' stay in Gabčíkovo, food, and health care.

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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.

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

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

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The best concert I have ever heard was in Bratislava, says Dutch ambassador

Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast cycles with Slovakia's mayors and loves the Slovak capital for its rich music history.

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok, centre, with the Embassy team, including Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast, left of the minister, on March 15, 2019.

Unauthorised protest against COVID-19 measures turns violent in Bratislava

The protest took place at a time when assemblies with more than six people are banned.

The protest in Bratislava turned violent.