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France Telecom guarantees lowest prices

France Telecom, which is bidding for the GSM mobile phone network license in a group including Slovenské Elektrárne (Slovak Power Plants), Slovenský Plynarenský Priemysel (Slovak Gas Company) and three regional electricity distributors, already operates similar nets in Greece, Lebanon, India and Belgium and has 800,000 clients. If it obtains the license in Slovakia it will reportedly guarantee the lowest prices in Europe and fast coverage of Slovakia with the GSM signal.

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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.