Schuster knows what SPP’s worth

President Rudolf Schuster urged the government to set a minimum price for which it is willing to sell a 49 per cent stake in gas utility SPP. The president said “if I am to be concrete, maybe Sk150 or Sk200 billion, those are both good prices.” His idea was turned down flat by Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and dismissed by independent economists as amateurish and unfortunate.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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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.

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UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

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

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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.