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More Lexa cases abandoned

THE BRATISLAVA III district court has halted prosecution in another case against former secret service boss Ivan Lexa, this time in the theft of a Mercedes car allegedly used to kidnap the former president's son in 1995. The court ruled that an amnesty issued in the case by former acting president Vladimír Mečiar made it impossible to proceed.

The court also returned two further Lexa cases for further investigation: The placing of an explosive in 1998 at an election rally of the Christian Democrats, then in opposition, and the theft of equipment used for bugging mobile telephones.

The prosecutor on the cases has appealed the court decision to Bratislava regional court.

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News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

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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