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1,000 soldiers to help protect Slovakia

A THOUSAND soldiers are helping police protect Slovakia's most important routes and buildings as the country tightens security. The secret service says it has intensified investigation of extremist groups in the country.

Stricter controls will be in place at the country's airports and border crossings, and visa applications from countries in the Middle East will come under more scrutiny than usual, officials said.

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News digest: Slovakia opens more testing sites

Slovaks smoke less than 10 years ago. Former tennis player who skipped the vaccination line helped at a hospital.

Journalists' dilemma over the case of the charged Jaroslav Haščák

Investigative reporter Adam Valček writes about what he learned during the Kuciak murder trial and how it applies in the case of the charged co-founder of Penta.

Jaroslav Haščák

Drop in car production lower than expected

Carmakers manufactured 11 percent less cars than in 2019.

Carmakers in Slovakia also produce electric battery and hybrid car models.