Schuster sends another law packing

President Rudolf Schuster has returned another important EU-related law to parliament for further debate, this time a Packaging Law which he says would put a burden on citizens to pay a deposit on disposable containers.

Environment Minister László Miklós was furious with the decision, as parliament may not have time at a special session in late August to pass the bill again, which it must do for it to take effect. The August sitting is the current parliament's last, with elections scheduled for September 20-21.

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News digest: Testing is go, several MPs positive

Slovakia-style lockdown starts tomorrow. Take a look at the latest development in our news digest.

Disinfecting the testing site in Trstená, Orava.

Orava and Bardejov in the spotlight. Nationwide testing is go in four districts

Thousands of people turned out to get tested on the first day.

Testing in Oravský Podzámok, under Oravský Hrad castle.

No test, no work. Employees will have to take paid or unpaid leave

Those who will be quarantined with a positive test result will be entitled to pandemic sick leave.

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Prominent prosecutor charged and suspended

Dušan Kováčik faces corruption and other charges.

Dušan Kováčik in handcuffs after the police arrested him on October 22.