NEWS BRIEFS

Smer leads popularity charts

ACCORDING to the latest Focus poll, Robert Fico's Smer party continues to lead the popularity charts with the support of 27 percent of respondents. The Movement for a Democratic Slovakia comes second with 21.6 percent, followed by the Hungarian Coalition Party with 11.2 percent.

The Christian Democratic Movement took 6.8 percent and the Communist Party took 6.7 percent, both surpassing the 5 percent minimum required to enter parliament in elections. The party of president-elect Ivan Gašparovič, the Movement for Democracy, would also make it to parliament with 6.2 percent.

The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union gets 5.5 percent and the New Citizen's Alliance 5 percent.

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Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.

No balanced budget for next three years, this time due to COVID-19

2021-2023 general government budgets lack consolidation measures.

Finance Minister Eduard Heger

Pity the nation

Americans’ choice of president on November 3 will affect Slovaks too.

The second US presidential debate.

Extension of the tram line deeper into Bratislava’s Petržalka is closer to completion

After completion, passengers will be able to go from the very end of Petržalka to the city centre in 10 minutes.

The current tram terminal station on Jungmannova Street in Petržalka.