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Csáky calls for use of minority languages

DEPUTY Prime Minister for European Integration Pál Csáky has called for more citizens to be allowed to use minority languages in their official dealings with local administration.

Currently, they have the right to use a particular minority language when more than 20 percent of the community speak that language. Hungarian Coalition (SMK) member Csáky proposes lowering that level to 10 percent.

At present, there are 650 towns and villages that the legislation affects, 500 of those have Hungarian as their second language.

The change would add a further 180 communities to the list, with most having Romany as the second language.

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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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