Quote of the Week


"Next year I will come to Slovakia not as a speaker promoting the flat tax, but as a tourist. Slovakia is a spectacular country. Next time I come I want to travel around some parts of the country by bicycle."

US billionaire and media magnate Steve Forbes, in Slovakia to promote the country's planned 19 percent flat-rate income tax plan. Forbes twice ran for the US presidency on a flat tax platform.


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News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.

People with negative tests can go to hairdresser or outdoor terraces

Those with a negative test result will have to follow rules introduced on October 15.

Companies fear drop in demand for their products and services the most

International chambers of commerce asked companies about their current situation as well as expectations.

Companies implemented anti-coronavirus measures.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov