Pandemic the biggest event, but not the only one. Events that changed Slovakia in 2020

Smer descended into opposition and split, high-profile arrests have continued.

  1. Coronavirus in Slovakia: After a tough spring came a much tougher winter
  2. Kuciak murder verdict disappointed many
  3. Parliamentary election ended the rule of Smer
  4. High-profile arrests and charges continued at a higher pace
  5. New general prosecutor elected, expected to live up to very high expectations

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Ten months with the pandemic

While the first cases of the then-still-unknown novel coronavirus were officially confirmed in Europe by the end of February, Slovakia remained officially coronavirus-free the longest among its fellow EU members. Slovakia confirmed its first case on March 6, after the election while still under the government of Peter Pellegrini from Smer.

A new government was appointed under strict epidemic measures. The new ministers and President Zuzana Čaputová were all in protective masks and gloves.

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