Quote of the Week


"If you don't know, you'll be journalists until you die."

Former PM Vladimír Mečiar, answering media questions as to how anyone making a Slovak politician's wage could have earned the Sk41 million ($860,000) Mečiar allegedly paid for construction work in 1999 on his Elektra villa.


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Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

No test, no work. Employees will have to take paid or unpaid leave

Those who will be quarantined with a positive test result will be entitled to pandemic sick leave.

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Autumn holidays change, art schools close too

The ministry will contribute to schools to buy computers and other equipment for distance learning.

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