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Last Week in Slovakia, page 2

Education is a question of rights. So is protesting against the government, but at what costs? Slovakia welcomes hefty investment that comes with a warning sign. 23. nov23. Nov 2020, at 13:46
Cinemas, theatres, and churches can open as of Monday, November 16, but they are only allowed to let in 50 percent of their capacity of guests.
Slovakia reports improved COVID numbers, government has eased measures. Coronavirus situation remains grim but macroeconomic stats and football provide some good news. 16. nov16. Nov 2020, at 13:39
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Testing eases tensions. Or does it?

PM Igor Matovič presents the results of the first round of the nationwide testing.
Former police leadership ends up behind bars. Prime minister offers a questionable interpretation of results. Do not confuse Slovakia and Slovenia on Twitter as Biden wins. 9. nov9. Nov 2020, at 12:52
The testing in Bratislava on October 31, 2020.
After initial concerns, everyone who wanted to could get tested in Slovakia over the past weekend. It is too early to say if the mass testing is a success story and will help the country avoid a lockdown. 2. nov2. Nov 2020, at 8:23
Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.
High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured. 26. okt26. Oct 2020, at 12:24
PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that should be used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia.
Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition. 19. okt19. Oct 2020, at 11:45
Masks will be compulsory out in the streets. The government hopes to contain the rising second wave of the coronavirus pandemic with its latest measures.
The government tightened up measures again, coalition leaders clashed over them. Foreign policy keeps going strong as Belarussian freedom fighter visits. 12. okt12. Oct 2020, at 12:23
Health Minister Marek Krajčí (right) says he is only staying as minister because he feels the trust of PM Matovič (left) and the public.
Ruling the country is all about containing the pandemic once again. Health minister says he no longer feels fully up to the task. 5. okt5. Oct 2020, at 12:34
PM Igor Matovič
The PM steps in as coronavirus numbers steeply rise. It has been a steady week for Slovakia's foreign policy. 28. sep28. Sep 2020, at 10:55
Entering Slovakia from the Czech Republic through the border crossing in Holíč, western Slovakia.
Situation in Slovakia is getting worse, authorities start taking measures, albeit reluctantly. Next Generation EU plan leaks. 21. sep21. Sep 2020, at 12:47
Late summer days in Bratislava will be marked by stricter anti-COVID measures as cases surge in the capital.
The fall brings stricter measures yet authorities are determined to keep borders and economy as open as possible. 14. sep14. Sep 2020, at 12:27
The families of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová after the verdict.
The verdict in the Kuciak murder trial dominated the news last week and has further divided Slovakia. 7. sep7. Sep 2020, at 12:49
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To make it through September

Health Minister Marek Krajčí
As the summer holidays draw to a close, the easy living of the early summer is being replaced by some anxiety, while schools prepare to open for the new school year on Wednesday. 31. aug31. Aug 2020, at 12:43
Alena Zsuzsová is charged with ordering Kuciak's murder on Marian Kočner's behalf.
The judges can still go back and ask for more evidence in the Kuciak murder trial. 10. aug10. Aug 2020, at 11:08
Lukáš Kyselica's hearing at the defence and security committee took only ten minutes, he did not tell the MPs anything.
High government official resigns but leaves too many questions unanswered. 3. aug3. Aug 2020, at 12:03
PM Igor Matovič
Amid talks of how Slovakia is becoming more knowledge-based and innovative, the prime minister shows ever more fervently that he does not hold intellectual property in high regard. 27. júl27. Jul 2020, at 12:01
PM Igor Matovič and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels on July 16, 2020.
Graduation season is over, but final theses are all the rage in Slovak politics. 20. júl20. Jul 2020, at 11:56
People queuing in front of the Foreigners' Police in Bratislava.
The reaction of the Foreigners’ Police to the ombudswoman's report shows some old frameworks of thinking remain in place. 13. júl13. Jul 2020, at 11:23
Boris Kollár (left) and Igor Matovič.
Plagiarism scandal is not over yet, but few believe it could be fatal for the ruling coalition. 6. júl6. Jul 2020, at 12:17
Igor Matovič and Boris Kollár on April 30, after the parliament passed the Matovič government's programme statement.
The government marks one hundred days amid a plagiarism scandal and the departure of one of its leaders. 29. jún29. Jun 2020, at 13:40