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Energy liberalisation weeks away

THE SLOVAK energy market takes its first step towards liberalisation in October when an Economy Ministry rule takes effect allowing large electricity consumers to begin importing some of their energy needs.

Yearly users of over 100 GWh will be able to import up to one-twelfth the electricity they used over the previous year. As of January 2003, users of at least 40GWh annually will be able to import up to a third of their needs, while in 2004 users of over 20GWh will be able to import up to two-thirds.

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The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.