Quote of the Week


"All the evidence [against Ivan Lexa] is second hand. Witness statements come from the cemetery, where they cannot be verified."

Ján Cuper, lawyer for former head of the Slovak secret service Ivan Lexa, who is in prison awaiting trial for his alleged involvement in the 1996 murder of Róbert Remiáš, believed to be a co-conspiritor in the kidnapping of President Michal Kováč's son in 1995.


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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.

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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.

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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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