BUSINESS BRIEFS

Study: EU entry benefits to arrive late

A STUDY called A Development Prognosis for Slovakia until 2010, done by the Slovak Academy of Sciences, has warned that the Slovak economy will not start to improve dramatically until a decade after the country's acceptance to the European Union. The report suggests that the gross domestic product (GDP) will grow only 29 per cent from 2000 to 2010, and that the costs associated with integration will initially outweigh the benefits. The Academy predicts that unemployment and an increasing share of retired people against wage earners will trouble the country over the current decade, while differences in regional standards of living will widen unless new regional elected governments take concerted action. However, the study argues, Slovakia will find it easier to deal with these problems from within the EU than from without.

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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.

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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.