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SPP aims to increase its natural gas transit role

The State-run gas utility, SPP, is determined to play an increasing role as more Russian natural gas is transported to southern European countries, according to Ján Rajzinger, director of SPP's Slovtransgaz division. He added SPP wants to achieve it through increasing the transport capacity of the existing pipelines and constructing new ones. Slovakia is the main corridor for natural gas transport from eastern to western Europe. "I can assure you we are ready to take advantage of this opportunity," Rajzinger said in his report, adding that gas transit will increase from 78 billion cubic meters in 1997 to 90 billion by 2001. SPP will increase the current capacity by finishing the fifth transit pipeline and by installing additional turbo-compressors on current routes.

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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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