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"Fico emerged as extremely deceitful during the campaign, seemingly saying 'yes', always adding 'but'. He systematically discouraged people from taking part in the referendum."

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, blaming leader of the opposition party Smer, Robert Fico, for poor attendance in the May 16-17 referendum on Slovakia's entry to the EU.

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News digest: What Jankovská said and Kollár goes home amid scandal

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.