FOCUS SHORT

Cooperation deepens

BRATISLAVA and Vienna will cooperate more closely in the area of crisis management, particularly in protection against catastrophes, based on a bilateral agreement signed by Bratislava Mayor Milan Ftáčnik and Vienna Mayor Michael Häupl in mid February in Vienna, the TASR newswire reported.

The Upper Belvedere Palace in ViennaThe Upper Belvedere Palace in Vienna (Source: Jana Liptáková)

BRATISLAVA and Vienna will cooperate more closely in the area of crisis management, particularly in protection against catastrophes, based on a bilateral agreement signed by Bratislava Mayor Milan Ftáčnik and Vienna Mayor Michael Häupl in mid February in Vienna, the TASR newswire reported.

Vienna sought closer cooperation at a crisis management meeting held by the two cities last June. Based on the agreement, the capitals will exchange information related to fire protection, and their experts will pay annual visits to each other’s cities and attend specialised events and training sessions.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Foreigners in Slovakia

Read more articles by the topic

Top stories

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.

Matovič keeps falling. The effect of the dispute with its coalition partner is hard to guess

The senior coalition party was defeated by ex-PM Pellegrini’s movement, the Focus poll shows.

PM Igor Matovič

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

Foreigners living in Slovakia will be able to get tested too.

Illustrative stock photo