EconMin proposes venture capital fund

THE ECONOMY Ministry has proposed setting up a Slovak Venture Capital Fund with an initial to help restructure selected industrial companies. The fund should be established by the Economy Ministry, the Slovak Association of Industry, and state bailout agency Slovenská Konsolidačná (SKo), which should provide half of the planned Sk600 million ($13 million) in start-up funds.

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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.


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

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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Autumn holidays change, art schools close too

The ministry will contribute to schools to buy computers and other equipment for distance learning.

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