CORPORATE BRIEFS

Slovak gas distributor SPP and Gaz de France pledge to cooperate

The new general director of the state-run Slovenský Plynarenský Priemysel (SPP, a major gas distributor), Pavol Kinčeš, received Tierry Gless, the head of the Gaz de France branch in Slovakia, in Bratislava on December 15.

An SPP spokesman said that both officials repeated their interest in continuing cooperation between their companies. The SPP secures the transportation of 12 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas annually to France, which accounts for about one third of France's annual consumption.

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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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