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Seven minute special session

A special parliamentary session on October 10 was cut short when Mps failed to approve the opposition's proposed agenda. The session was called by the opposition to address the conflict between the police and the Slovak Information Service (SIS) over the abduction of President Michal Kováč's son. Parliamentary Chairman Ivan Gašpárovič terminated the session after the vote. Three opposition parties - the Democratic Union (DU), the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and the Hungarian coalition - issued a joint statement demanding that Interior Minister Ľudovit Hudek support the police.

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Trails and tribulations: the important work of Slovakia’s unpaid hiking route markers

But veteran trail marker says hikers need to pay attention to more than just signs.

Stanislav Kučera

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

Foreigner's Police will be closed during the lockdown

Those who have booked appointments from October 26-30 must reschedule.

The Foreigners' Police department in Dunajská Streda.