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Another US warning on Mečiar

US UNDERSECRETARY of State for Europe and Euro-Asia, Elizabeth Jones, on March 18 became the latest in a series of American officials who have warned Slovaks that if the opposition HZDS formed the government after 2002 elections, Slovakia would not be invited to join Nato. "We're not telling Slovaks how to vote, we're just saying what Nato's entry criteria are," Jones said.

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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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News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.