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Slovakia joins EU oil embargo against Yugoslavia, cabinet decides

At its regular session April 28, the Slovak cabinet decided Slovakia would join the EU oil embargo against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

The ministers also okayed a proposal to deploy one sapper battalion of the Slovak Army for humanitarian operations under NATO command in Albania. Before becoming effective, the Slovak parliament must approve the deployment.

Forty engineers from the Slovak army have also volunteered to head to the Balkans to build refugee camps and infrastructure for Albanian Kosovars. The unit, which exclusively consist of professional soldiers of the Rapid Deployment Battalion based in Martin, is waiting approval for its mission from parliament.

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News digest: Nationwide testing gained contours

The Defence Ministry reveals details on upcoming testing, removal of the STU rector was far from normal. Take a look at our latest news digest.

President Zuzana Čaputová meeting with scientists and experts on epidemiology, infectology and medicine.

Senate voted STU rector down. Police called to the uni as well

The session of the Academic Senate proposed that Rector Fikar be dismissed.

Miroslav Fikar

Dozens of people die of COVID every day. A drop not expected for at least two weeks

People who would otherwise survive may die of other serious diagnoses due to the epidemic.

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Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.