BUSINESS BRIEFS

Rise in TV and radio licence fees

THE GOVERNMENT agreed on June 19 to raise television and radio licence fees by 25 percent. Each household will now pay Sk100 (€2.40) per month for a television licence and Sk40 (€0.96) for a radio licence. In the past, pensioners had been exempt but will now have to pay 50 percent of the fees.

The government expects to raise a total of Sk210 million (€5.04 million) per month with the new fees.

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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.

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

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

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The best concert I have ever heard was in Bratislava, says Dutch ambassador

Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast cycles with Slovakia's mayors and loves the Slovak capital for its rich music history.

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok, centre, with the Embassy team, including Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast, left of the minister, on March 15, 2019.