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New law to improve police

POLICE, intelligence service members, prison guards, and officers serving in the train police will receive higher wages next year according to a new law on state service in these institutions, the Slovak daily Pravda wrote.

The new law, approved recently by the Slovak parliament, will also enable the interior minister to replace leading police officers without having to quote a reason, and will also prolong the trial period for aspiring officers from one year to 18 months.

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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.