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Auparks to mushroom around Slovakia

AUPARK shopping malls are planned for Žilina, Košice, Nitra, Trenčín, Piešťany and possibly other Slovak cities, the TASR news agency reported.

The first of the new Auparks, to add to the one in Bratislava, will be built in Žilina. The HB Reavis Group is developing the project.

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More aggressive COVID strain probably dominant in Slovakia. It is not necessarily bad news

Virologists report they have found that the B.1.1.7 strain, first detected in the UK, is dominant in the samples from Trenčín.

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News digest: Slovakia will receive more than 4 million vaccines

Schools will continue with distance education. Curfew will be applied on January 25 and 26 too.

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I receive more hate mail than I used to, says outgoing transparency watchdog director

Gabriel Šípoš leaves Transparency International Slovakia after 11 years. Slovakia has gone a long way in transparency, he says.

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