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Ministry seeks to protect bank clients

THE SLOVAK Finance Ministry will introduce draft measures designed to improve the protection of bank clients, said Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš on August 22.

"By these measures we intend to improve awareness about bank products and thus increase the level of transparency about these products. Ultimately this should lead to greater competition among banking institutions," he said.

Mikloš criticized a proposal by opposition party Smer to raise the taxes of financial organizations as "populist and incompetent", the SITA news agency reported.

Mikloš said Smer's proposal would cause banks to transfer their additional costs onto clients.

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News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

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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