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Corruption, Roma, remain challenges

DUTCH member of the European Parliament and special envoy to Slovakia Jan Marinus Wiersma said fighting corruption, helping the Roma minority, and establishing EU norms in Slovak legislation remained the biggest tasks for the country ahead of its planned 2004 EU entry.

Meanwhile, the European Commission's ambassador to Slovakia, Eric van der Linden, said the country needed to prepare an "exhaustive report" on strategies to fight corruption and help its Roma community ahead of the European Parliament's session in March.

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News digest: Lockdown not out of the question, PM Matovič says

The overview of news from Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič says lockdown is still in play.

A curfew for those who refuse testing? Lawyers and president have doubts

The government risks the Constitutional Court canceling the nationwide testing.

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The cabinet approves plan for permanent kurzarbeit

The new fund is expected to be introduced from 2022.

Labour Minister Milan Krajniak