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Verheugen promises 2004 EU entry

EUROPEAN Commissioner for Enlargement Günter Verheugen has rejected rumours that the EU may not take on new members in 2004 as planned, saying the union "believes as strongly as ever" it will wrap up entry negotiations with 10 countries by the end of 2002.

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News digest: Weekend testing will be possible on buses as well as in companies

Numbers of victims of human trafficking is alarming. Coronavirus spreads among homeless people in Bratislava.

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More aggressive COVID strain probably dominant in Slovakia. It is not necessarily bad news

Virologists report they have found that the B.1.1.7 strain, first detected in the UK, is dominant in the samples from Trenčín.

20. jan
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I receive more hate mail than I used to, says outgoing transparency watchdog director

Gabriel Šípoš leaves Transparency International Slovakia after 11 years. Slovakia has gone a long way in transparency, he says.

20. jan