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Lexa out of hospital, faces new charges

FORMER SECRET service (SIS) boss Ivan Lexa was released from hospital on September 29 after doctors failed to find anything wrong with him. Lexa had entered the Bratislava facility a week before complaining of a heart ailment.

On leaving the hospital, however, Lexa was charged with two further counts of abuse of power from his time at the head of the SIS.

Overall, Lexa now faces 12 charges from his 1995-1998 agency rule, including sabotage and kidnapping.

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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

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Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.