July - The year in business

Fixed and mobile operators merged – Slovak Telekom, the country’s major fixed-line operator, merged with T-Mobile Slovensko on July 1. Slovak Telekom became the legal successor of the two companies, both of which were majority-owned by Deutsche Telekom.

Fixed and mobile operators merged – Slovak Telekom, the country’s major fixed-line operator, merged with T-Mobile Slovensko on July 1. Slovak Telekom became the legal successor of the two companies, both of which were majority-owned by Deutsche Telekom.

Slovakia joined the EFSF – Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš signed the framework agreement for the European Financial Stabilisation Facility (EFSF) on July 15 and Slovakia became the last country to join the plan. Since Slovakia was just changing government after the June parliamentary election the incoming and the outgoing governments played a tug of war for several weeks over the issue. Outgoing prime minister Fico had quickly tossed the ball to incoming Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, saying that approval of the European programme was the new government’s responsibility. She had insisted that Slovakia’s formal yes or no, which was supposed to come before July 1, was fully within the power of Fico’s government, which had earlier inked the deal. Radičová was officially appointed prime minister on July 8.


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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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