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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Dec 2020, at 17:24

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.
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News digest: Penta partner Haščák reportedly charged with corruption after a police raid

Anti-communist fighters will receive pensions. Sunk tugboat being drawn out of the water.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Dec 2020, at 17:56

Jaroslav Haščák
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News digest: Slovakia still dealing with the loss of its talent

Economy minister promises extensive support for hydrogen technologies in Slovakia. Far-right supporters protested in front of PM’s house during the weekend.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Nov 2020, at 17:54

The far-right ĽSNS organised a protest in front of PM Igor Matovič's house in Trnava.
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News digest: Who is ready for a vaccine in Slovakia

Vlhová won again. Boris Kollár is at home and will meet coalition partners to discuss GP vote. Justice Minister shows a new map.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Nov 2020, at 16:56

Illustrative stock photo
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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.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Nov 2020, at 17:43

Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár
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News digest: Former state secretary describes the corruption at courts

Schools will definitely not open on Monday. Coronavirus vaccine could be available starting in mid-December. Slovakia joins campaign to fight violence against women.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Nov 2020, at 18:11

The Presidential Palace lit in orange, to support the Orange the world! campaign.
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News digest: Slovakia to spend three Advent weekends with testing. President wants it to be voluntary

Seven candidates for the general prosecutor post approved. Acting general prosecutor steps down.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Nov 2020, at 18:12

Installation of Christmas tree in Trnava
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News digest: Sulík presents his pandemic plan, but PM Matovič remains critical

Rules for entering Spain change. Former police chief Gašpar remains in custody. State auctions the 5G network frequencies.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Nov 2020, at 18:05

Richard Sulík presented his pandemic plan on November 23.
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News digest: Things will get worse if we do nothing, says health minister

Numbers of hospitalisations remain stable. Travelling will be easier for those who have just had COVID.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Nov 2020, at 18:08

The testing on the border crossing in Vyšné Nemecké.
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News digest: Another nationwide testing could take place before the holidays

Economy Minister Richard Sulík assigned to buy 16 million rapid antigen tests. Ambassadors to strategic countries receive presidential credentials. Post office issues special Christmas stamp.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Nov 2020, at 17:47

Testing with rapid antigen tests is available around Slovakia, PM Matovič wants to test the whole nation again in December.
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News digest: 14 people taken to the police after November 17 protests

The cabinet plans to purchase 11 million antigen tests. Some university rectors create a new platform to discuss less popular topics.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Nov 2020, at 18:04

An unathorised protest took place in Bratislava on November 17.
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Street protests as Slovakia marks the Velvet Revolution anniversary

Opposition politicians and extremist groups used the occasion to protest against the anti-pandemic measures and the Matovič government.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Nov 2020, at 18:19

Protest in front of the Government Office on November 17, 2020.
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News digest: Volkswagen unveils big investment, Bratislava prepares for protests

Slovakia’s nationwide testing as inspiration for Austria. New antigen testing sites open.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Nov 2020, at 18:08

Bratislava will add Volkswagen Passat, along with Škoda Superb, to its portfolio.
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News digest: Team Slovakia qualifies for Euro 2020 and some more good news

GDP is doing better than expected and there is a break in the epidemic curve. Measures will slightly ease as of Monday, and Slovakia will observe European classification of risky countries.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Nov 2020, at 19:03

The Slovak national team won against Northern Ireland 2:1 in Belfast and advanced to the European Championship.
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News digest: Health Ministry deems increased mobility bad news

Slovak test to tell flu from COVID registered. Special Prosecutor resigns after arrest.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Nov 2020, at 18:42

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News digest: Cabinet extends national emergency, but not curfew

The coalition partners clash over the financing of a health insurer and community testing. President remembered WWI victims and veterans. Read our latest digest.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Nov 2020, at 17:53

Slovakia commemorates the end of WWI and the veterans on November 11.
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News digest: National emergency should be prolonged, rules for curfew to change

Trim Leader company scrapped several work positions in its two plants. Vaccination against COVID-19 should not be obligatory. Read our latest digest.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Nov 2020, at 18:37

Igor Matovič
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News digest: Firefighters came to help with testing sites, Matovič praises the mass testing

Pilot testing on the borders with Ukraine launched. Disney+ is supposed to come to Slovakia soon. Read our latest digest.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Nov 2020, at 17:57

Bratislava, Antolská Street
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Second round of testing is calmer than last week

More than half a million people got tested by noon. One man also wanted his donkey to get a swab. More curiosities in our digest.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Nov 2020, at 18:07

Coronavirus testing at the Budatín Castle in Žilina.
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News digest: Second round testing open to all, some positive trends appear

Igor Matovič tested negative just in time for the second round of mass testing, starting in some districts Saturday morning. Slovakia not aligned with the idea of an alternative rule of law institute.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2020, at 16:58

Testing in Lubina, western Slovakia.