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PMÚ fines reach nearly Sk1 billion

THE SLOVAK antitrust office, PMÚ, imposed fines totalling Sk996 million (€26.3 million) between January and October 2005, the SITA news agency wrote.

The PMÚ imposed the highest fine of Sk885 million (€23.3 million) on fixed line operator Slovak Telecom (ST) on May 25 for the misuse of its dominant position.

ST failed to provide access to local loops to alternative telecommunications operator appealed the verdict.

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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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