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NATO entry in April?

SLOVAKIA and six other eastern European states poised to become NATO members may be admitted to the alliance in April, a month early.

Originally, the seven new members were to be officially admitted to NATO at a summit in May. The Slovak state-run news agency TASR wrote that 18 of the 19 NATO members have already ratified the accession protocols.

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More aggressive COVID strain probably dominant in Slovakia. It is not necessarily bad news

Virologists report they have found that the B.1.1.7 strain, first detected in the UK, is dominant in the samples from Trenčín.

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News digest: Slovakia will receive more than 4 million vaccines

Schools will continue with distance education. Curfew will be applied on January 25 and 26 too.

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I receive more hate mail than I used to, says outgoing transparency watchdog director

Gabriel Šípoš leaves Transparency International Slovakia after 11 years. Slovakia has gone a long way in transparency, he says.

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