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"All of a sudden, lights started falling and the walls started shaking in the Office of Government. I had to shout at Brigita Schmögnerová in a way that ill befits [a man talking to] a lady."

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda recalling in a newly-published memoir how he dealt with resistance from his former Finance Minister to an economic 'austerity package' introduced in May 1999.


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Nationwide testing put on hold. Speaker of parliament received visitors in hospital despite a ban. Foreigners' Police change office hours around Christmas.

Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár

Developed at home, the production of Slovakia's COVID-19 vaccine will move abroad

Neuroimmunologist Norbert Žilka oversees the development of the ACvac1 vaccine at Axon Neuroscience.

Norbert Žilka is the director of the Institute of Neuroimmunology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) and also the scientific director of Axon Neuroscience.