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Slovakia may have US army bases

THE US is aiming to move part of its European-based forces further east in its biggest redeployment of peacetime forces since World War II, possibly including stationing troops in Slovakia, officials say.

While Slovakia has not yet been given any promises, Defence Minister Ivan Šimko believes that the US army has a "real interest" in opening a new base in Slovakia.

The director of the Brussels-based Centre for Defence Information, Tomáš Valášek, warned that the plans are still in their infancy, and that the US is more interested in southeastern Europe.

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News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

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