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Van der Linden: EU campaign crucial

IN LIGHT of Slovakia's history of invalid referendums due to low voter turnout, head of the EC delegation to Slovakia Eric van der Linden said an information campaign would be key to the country's success in a scheduled popular vote on EU entry in May.

Meanwhile, special envoy to Slovakia and member of the European Parliament (MEP) Jan Marinus Wiersma said the Slovak cabinet had to present him with plans for dealing with the Roma minority and corruption if he is to recommend that Slovakia be admitted to the EU.

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News digest: Security Council will meet to discuss nationwide testing

Overview of news from Monday, October 19, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič announcing some details about nationwide testing on October 18.

PM wants to test everyone, Kotleba already positive in neo-Nazism

Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition.

PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that should be used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia.

Matovič keeps falling. The effect of the dispute with its coalition partner is hard to guess

The senior coalition party was defeated by ex-PM Pellegrini’s movement, the Focus poll shows.

PM Igor Matovič

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

Foreigners living in Slovakia will be able to get tested too.

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