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Záborská elected head of EP committee

SLOVAK MEP Anna Záborská, of the Christian Democratic Movement, was elected to lead the European Parliament's committee for women's rights and gender equality despite opposition from the parliament's socialists, who had blocked her election last week.

Záborská won the post with 15 of 35 votes. The socialists did not take part in the secret ballot, the SME daily wrote.

Her opponents said they boycotted the vote in protest at Záborská's conservative opinions. After her election, however, Záborská said she did not intend to use the committee to pursue Christian Democrat policies.

In Slovakia Záborská represented traditional Christian opinions. She made headlines in the past by saying that homosexuals should not be teachers because they could have a bad influence on students.

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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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News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.