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Fico gives anti-Mečiar guarantees

ROBERT Fico, leader of the non-parliamentary Smer party, said on his return from the US that he had given American officials guarantees that Smer would not endanger pro-democratic reform in Slovakia, and that it would not work with Vladimír Mečiar after September 2002 elections.

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News digest: The Gale targets corruption, cabinet officially prolongs curfew

Slovakia learned about biggest corporate taxpayers, the president signed laws changing the minimum wage and 13th pensions. Read the latest news overview.

Mobile testing units were built in the Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov

Storm transforms into Gale. More judges and an influential businessman detained

The police raid related to corruption in Bratislava courts.

Businessman Zoroslav Kollár (l) was brought to NAKA.