Quote of the Week:


"This government does not consist of a herd of sheep that will go to the slaughter with their tails in the air, but of people who will defend themselves."


- Primer Minister Robert Fico speaking on Slovak Radio's Sobotné dialógy (Saturday Dialogues) talk show on May 26. The discussion centred around the case of ethnic-Hungarian student Hedviga Malinová, who claimed to have been attacked by skinheads for speaking in Hungarian on her mobile. Fico said the case had been hijacked by the government's political opponents and that they are not going to take it lying down.


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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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