10th anniversary of Slovakia tonight

Midnight tonight marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of independent Slovakia, an event that will be celebrated by fireworks and urban programmes tonight, and a special sitting of parliament and commemorative speeches on January 1. The date also sees further powers devolved from state to local governments, such as land use planning and construction permits, and brings major rises in regulated prices for commodities such as energy, transport and utilities.

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News digest: Slovakia has passed the peak of the second wave, health minister says

Polish doctors will help take swabs in Slovakia this weekend. People who have had COVID can just show their positive test result.

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Rapid testing in Košice

Nationwide COVID-19 testing – and criticism – starts again

Longer ‘screening’ different to October operation.

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Ján Sýkora is an easy-going ice-hockey player who has got a great sense of humour.

Fashion brands mean nothing to me. Professional hockey player about his life in central Slovakia

In an entertaining interview, the down-to-earth ice hockey player, Ján Sýkora, talks about being a busy bee with a poor memory.

21. jan

Old-age pension scheme gains three new features

Brand new parental bonus raises concerns.

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