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Czech, Slovaks together in Gulf

THE ANTI-CHEMICAL unit Slovakia plans to send to the Gulf will work with a Czech unit already stationed there, under an agreement signed mid-February by Defence Minister Ivan Šimko and his Czech counterpart Jaroslav TvrdÍk.

Šimko said that both units would be subordinate to their respective political authorities and constitutional bodies, which will decide on their participation in humanitarian or military operations.

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More aggressive COVID strain probably dominant in Slovakia. It is not necessarily bad news

Virologists report they have found that the B.1.1.7 strain, first detected in the UK, is dominant in the samples from Trenčín.

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News digest: Slovakia will receive more than 4 million vaccines

Schools will continue with distance education. Curfew will be applied on January 25 and 26 too.

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I receive more hate mail than I used to, says outgoing transparency watchdog director

Gabriel Šípoš leaves Transparency International Slovakia after 11 years. Slovakia has gone a long way in transparency, he says.

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