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Housing construction on the rise

THE FIRST quarter of 2004 saw 2,969 apartments built, an annual increase of 730 apartments, the Slovak economic daily Hospodárske noviny wrote.

The construction of another 3,929 apartments began during that period, and the number of construction permits issued by authorities almost doubled.

According to Silvia Vargová, the spokeswoman of the Slovak Construction Ministry, the largest number of flats was completed in the Bratislava region, followed by the Trenčín region.

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News digest: Security Council will meet to discuss nationwide testing

Overview of news from Monday, October 19, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič announcing some details about nationwide testing on October 18.

PM wants to test everyone, Kotleba already positive in neo-Nazism

Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition.

PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that should be used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia.

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

Foreigners living in Slovakia will be able to get tested too.

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The best concert I have ever heard was in Bratislava, says Dutch ambassador

Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast cycles with Slovakia's mayors and loves the Slovak capital for its rich music history.

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok, centre, with the Embassy team, including Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast, left of the minister, on March 15, 2019.