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Soldiers interested in Afghanistan mission

TWICE AS MANY applicants as are needed want to join a Slovak military unit to be sent to Afghanistan aiding the US-led Enduring Freedom operation. Defence Minister Jozef Stank told journalists July 11 that a commission was now discussing the selection of candidates.

The unit, expected to leave for Afghanistan by August 31 this year, will consist of around 40 military engineering specialists.

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News digest: Security Council will meet to discuss nationwide testing

Overview of news from Monday, October 19, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič announcing some details about nationwide testing on October 18.

PM wants to test everyone, Kotleba already positive in neo-Nazism

Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition.

PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that should be used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia.

Matovič keeps falling. The effect of the dispute with its coalition partner is hard to guess

The senior coalition party was defeated by ex-PM Pellegrini’s movement, the Focus poll shows.

PM Igor Matovič

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

Foreigners living in Slovakia will be able to get tested too.

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