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World Bank supports Roma official

THE WORLD Bank praised the work of the government's special appointee for Roma issues, Klára Orgovánová, saying she had "achieved very positive results" with the over $278,000 the bank granted her office in 2000.

Orgovánová used the money to build up her government plenipotentiary office, to train its staff in working with the Roma, and to build a regional office in east Slovakia's Prešov.

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News digest: Some schools open, so do some ski resorts

Top prosecutor to be appointed soon. Zsuzsová goes to prison in a murder case. Pezinok judges are busy deciding about custodies for high-profile suspects.

Some schools will open on December 7

Matovič pushed through testing at schools, government is launching a pilot project this weekend.

PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

Freed in the Kuciak murder case, guilty of another murder

The Specialised Criminal Court sends Alena Zsuzsová to prison for ordering the murder of former Hurbanovo mayor. She appealed against the verdict, insists she is innocent.

Alena Zsuzsová is escorted to the courtroom.

Health Ministry gearing up for COVID vaccines

Mass campaign planned to get people to take jab.

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