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STV halts ad for Hungarian weekly

THE PUBLIC service Slovak Television has withdrawn an advert for Hungarian weekly Vasárnap, which ran in Hungarian with Slovak subtitles.

Cultural heritage organization Matica Slovenská called for the ban of the ad claiming that it violates the state language law.

Zuzana Mistríková from the Culture Ministry's media section does not think that the ad has violated any law. She pointed at a recent ad for The Slovak Spectator, which was broadcast in English with Slovak subtitles. The Matica Slovenská had not protested against that advert.

The final decision is in the hands of Slovakia's media watchdog, the License Council.

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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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