Fitch unimpressed by Slovak economy

The Fitch ratings agency has left Slovakia at speculative grade despite the country’s having been earlier raised to investment by the Moodys’s and S&P agencies. Fitch cited rising current and fiscal deficits for its decision, warning that the deficits were approaching a severity seen from 1997-1998, when the Slovak economy “went through a mini-crisis”.

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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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