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EC: Leave Beneš Decrees alone

THE EUROPEAN Commission has said the Beneš Decrees are a dead issue that belongs to history, and that even though they don't conform with modern human rights standards, they need not be formally annulled before either the Czech or Slovak Republics enters the European Union. The decrees were a series of laws passed during and after world war two by the exiled Czechoslovak government and that deprived thousands of ethnic Germans and Hungarians of land and Czechoslovak citizenship. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán recently added fuel to a smouldering dispute in central Europe by demanding the two regional powers cancel the decrees.

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News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

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