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Drug prices to rise further

THE PRICE of drugs in Slovakia will increase after the cabinet's plans to unify VAT at 19 percent come into effect.

VAT on medicine and other health-care products is currently set at 14 percent, up from 10 percent last year. The 19 percent VAT rate is scheduled to come into effect next January.

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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