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Threema codes expected to prove Kočner’s involvement in the Kuciak murder

Kočner and Zsuzsová have, however, provided their explanation of Threema texts. The trial continues June 1.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. May 2020, at 22:29

Marian Kočner.

Coronavirus travel restrictions on Slovakia's borders: How to visit the neighbouring countries

Austria opened borders for EU citizens with a negative COVID-19 test. Take a look at our overview.Lukáš Onderčanin19. May 2020, at 21:58

The police speak with a driver on the Bratislava-Berg border crossing on May 17, 2020.

Second wave of coronavirus epidemic will surely come, Slovakia is now better prepared

One area the country lags behind is tracking the contacts of infected cases.Daniela HajčákováMichal Katuška, 19. May 2020, at 16:38

Chief physician Ivan Kocan and doctor Ján Lazor check a COVID-19 patient's medical condition.

Police issue “special state quarantine” vouchers for wanted criminals

Unusual Christmas cards on social networks contributed to a major arrest last year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. May 2020, at 13:37

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Smart quarantine still only tested (news digest)

Slovakia continues easing restrictive coronavirus measures, while carmakers renew operation. Read the overview of news from May 18.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. May 2020, at 0:58

The sellers of Nota Bene newspaper returned to the streets.

Kuciak murder trial: The court will read from Threema communication

Kočner’s brother also present, but refused to testify.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. May 2020, at 0:48

Police escorts Alena Zsuzsová from the courtroom.

Public transport moves closer to normal in Bratislava

More public transport vehicles in the streets mean better protection of passengers.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. May 2020, at 18:29

Masks will not be compulsory outside, schools open in June

Slovakia enters fourth stage of easing coronavirus measures.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. May 2020, at 17:47

PM Igor Matovič (OĽaNO) when introducing the 4th phase.

Good news from Slovakia: Armed forces received new devices to fight the coronavirus

Hospitals and the armed forces will continue to use them after the pandemic is over.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. May 2020, at 13:46

PM Igor Matovič (l) and Defence Minister Jaroslav Naď have their body temperature measured by the new thermo camera.

Slow investigation of Vadala’s communication: Police representatives quarrel over responsibility

The communication was recently published by several media outlets. Those in top police posts ask why it had not been analysed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. May 2020, at 13:24

The site of the murder in Veľká Mača

Justice Minister: I will do as much as possible in my first year

Mária Kolíková served as the state secretary for two incomplete terms. She realises the government has the most energy for changes at the start.Michaela Terenzani, 17. May 2020, at 20:00

Mária Kolíková serves as the justice minister in the government of Igor Matovič.
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New tests, new quarantine rules, and economic statistics (news digest)

Your overview of news from Slovakia on Friday, May 15, 2020.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. May 2020, at 17:33

President Zuzana Čaputová visited several places around Slovakia to thank the people in the front line. Here she is pictured in the COVID-19 tent at Trnava hospital.
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Flights will be grounded until at least May 28 (news digest)

The MPs of Smer and far-right ĽSNS created a joint platform in the parliament on May 14.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. May 2020, at 0:14

Many areas in Slovakia are suffering from extremely dry weather.
UPDATED: 15. May 2020, at 11:36

Quarantine to become more “smart”

The new measures should be applied on Monday, May 18 in a testing operation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. May 2020, at 23:37

The state quarantine centre in Gabčíkovo.

Slovakia struggles with extremely dry weather

Meteorologists pessimistic over improvement in the near future.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. May 2020, at 13:10

Illustrative stock photo
UPDATED: 14. May 2020, at 23:11

MPs fail to acknowledge ombudswoman’s report. President disagrees with such an approach

Coalition MPs reproached her for court procrastinations, the protection of life and the part concerning the LGBTI community.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. May 2020, at 13:05

Ombudswoman Mária Patakyová speaking to the parliament on May 13.
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A judge resigns and court affects coronavirus measures (news digest)

Constitutional Court news populated the news cycle in Slovakia on Wednesday, May 13.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. May 2020, at 21:42

Constitutional Court President Ivan Fiacan.

Court suspends a law that would trace COVID-19 patients based on mobile phone data

Constitutional Court does not approve of this method of smart quarantine in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. May 2020, at 21:26

Mobile phone, illustrative stock photo

Judge from Threema resigns from Constitutional Court

Former Smer MP Mojmír Mamojka quit shortly after the Constitutional Court president received information from the intelligence service about him.Michaela Terenzani, 13. May 2020, at 20:46

Smer MP Mojmír Mamojka

Parties will receive millions from state coffers

The highest sum will go to Igor Matovič’s OĽaNO.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. May 2020, at 13:46

Parliament expressed its confidence in the Matovič government on April 30, 2020.