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Fears ease over EU movement restrictions

SWEDEN, Holland, Ireland and Denmark have said they will permit citizens of new EU members to work in their countries immediately following enlargement in 2004, while Great Britain plans to do so within a maximum two years of entry. Even Austria, which with Germany had been the main backers of a seven-year delay in the free movement of labour from new member countries, has said it does not expect the seven-year period to be applied by any current EU member.

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News digest: Lockdown not out of the question, PM Matovič says

The overview of news from Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič says lockdown is still in play.

A curfew for those who refuse testing? Lawyers and president have doubts

The government risks the Constitutional Court canceling the nationwide testing.

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The cabinet approves plan for permanent kurzarbeit

The new fund is expected to be introduced from 2022.

Labour Minister Milan Krajniak