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Parliament approves Barto as NBS deputy

THE SLOVAK parliament approved the appointment of Martin Barto as deputy governor of the National Bank of Slovakia January 20, according to the TASR news agency.

Of the 121 lawmakers present for the vote, 71 supported Barto.

Barto is a member of the NBS Bank Board and former chief analyst with local bank Slovenská sporiteľňa. Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš put him forward for the post.

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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.