ŽSR rail accused of clientelism

The Supreme Audit Office corruption watchdog said after reviewing the books of state railways firm ŽSR that Sk390 million ($8 million) had been spent in the last three years on building luxury flats, some of which went to the relatives of senior ŽSR executives, and one to the brother of Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda.

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News digest: Lockdown effects not fully seen yet, Bratislava shuts schools

Lockdown reduces mobility and new cases, but not hospitalisations. Cabinet approves €500 vouchers for seniors.


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Some schools in Slovakia have been closed.

Some schools in Bratislava will switch to remote learning

Only kindergartens and grades one through four will remain open.


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Finance Minister Igor Matovič presented his latest idea to boost vaccination rate and help businesses hit by the pandemic.

Finance Minister Matovič has a new way of boosting vaccination: €500 vouchers

The vouchers should be given to old people who decide to get vaccinated, to be subsequently spent on goods and services.


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