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HZDS caucus split a reality soon

A GROUP within the opposition HZDS party of former PM Vladimír Mečiar says it will leave the HZDS caucus to form an independent MP group February 25.

The splinter group is led by Vojtech Tkáč, who has criticised the HZDS for what he sees as a lack of democracy.

In response, the HZDS leadership said it would demand the return of mandates from MPs who plan to leave.

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News digest: Pilot testing deemed successful

Coronavirus affects bus connections, gastronomy businesses send an open letter to the prime minister. Take a look at the latest in our news digest.

PM Igor Matovič presents the results of the pilot nationwide testing on October 26.

Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.

No balanced budget for next three years, this time due to COVID-19

2021-2023 general government budgets lack consolidation measures.

Finance Minister Eduard Heger