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Merger could mean largest bank in region

Banking observers expect the largest Czech banks to merge after the privatization is completed. A merger of ČSOB in Prague with Česká spořitelna, also in Prague, would create the largest commercial bank in Central Europe. A merger between Investiční a poštová banka with Agrobanka is also expected.

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News digest: Slovakia tests en mass and launches vaccination of seniors

Health minister admits resignation if alert system not observed. Slovak diplomat has a new lucrative post.

The vaccination in nursing homes started.

A swab instead of a jab. The renamed testing kicked off

The government spent the week deciding about nationwide testing. Lockdown is starting to show in infection numbers, experts say.

Košice

Curfew will be prolonged. Negative test result will be required for work or trips to nature (FAQ)

Here are some of the answers to questions about the ongoing mass testing.

Nitra

Why Trump's Twitter ban is no censorship

The solution is to force Facebook to regulate their content more — not less.