Reader feedback: No surprise police are corrupt

It does not surprise me at all that the police in Bratislava are corrupt ["Police-mafia co-operation claimed", News Briefs, Vol. 8, No.3, January 28 - February 3]. When a country pays its police nothing, what else is a police officer to do but find other ways to make money? In Canada the police are paid very well, $60,000 or more a year (Sk1.8 million). If you pay your officers you wont have as big a problem with corruption.


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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.


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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