News Digest: Minority Governments Looming, Reforms and Funds at Risk

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Ukrainian nuclear power plant scientists

On August 5, a missile hit the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The attack raised concerns about the possibility of a nuclear disaster similar to the Chernobyl disaster.

In an interview, Slovak nuclear physicist Martin Benhart explained that the reactor was designed to withstand, what would most likely happen in the event of a radioactive leak, and how the plant situation could be made safer. I’m talking about the best way to do this.

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Today’s feature article

In recent weeks, Prime Minister Eduardo Hager has resisted calls from his coalition SaS to sack his least popular minister, Igor Matovic. But his decision to maintain party unity could soon cause his government to lose its parliamentary majority.

The prime minister, who calls the demands “unrealistic” and accuses the party of trying to overthrow the government, is a member of OĽaNO, meaning Matovich is his party leader.

Many planned reforms and billions of euros in the EU’s recovery fund could be at risk if Heger fails to secure a parliamentary majority from September.

Hager’s reluctance to fire party leader comes at a price read more

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Prelates bless the coffin at the funeral of Slovak Cardinal Josef Tomko at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

in other news

  • Weather forecast for Friday and weekend by the Slovak Institute of Hydrometeorology (SHMÚ). Friday will be cloudy with highs between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with daytime temperatures of 26-31 degrees. Sunday will be cloudy with a high of 32 degrees.
  • The remains of Cardinal Josef Tomko of Slovakia are scheduled to return to Slovakia on Thursday on a government plane. After various ceremonies in Rome. People can pay their respects at St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava on August 12 and 13 and at St. Elisabeth’s Cathedral in Kosice on August 14 and 15. Funerals will take place next Tuesday. increase. Jozef Tomko died Monday at the age of 98.
  • A state of emergency was declared in the village of Sutor in the Limavska Sobota district due to a lack of drinking water due to the ongoing drought. Mayor Gabriel Lakatos said the worst situation was in a municipal rental apartment housed by 24 families. The village is not connected to the water supply system and over 600 residents rely on their own wells for water. However, these are drying up due to lack of rainfall. According to SHMU data, More than half of Slovakia hit by extreme drought.
  • The Koch Garden in Bratislava’s Old Town, the only garden in Slovakia, finally became the property of the city in mid-June. The city will open its gates to the public on Thursday ahead of a major revitalization scheduled for 2023 and 2024.people can visit Koch sanatorium garden Open from 14:00 to 20:00 on business days and from 10:00 to 20:00 on weekends. The entrance is from Bartoňova Street.
  • A traditional pilgrimage will take place this weekend at Nitra Calvary to commemorate the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Ann Orava’s Calvary is also open on public holidays.
  • On Wednesday, Slovak firefighters battling forest fires in Bohemian Switzerland National Park in the Czech Republic made a critical airdrop onto terrain inaccessible to helicopters to carry hoses and pumps. It was impossible to transport the equipment by vehicle and difficult to transport on foot. Slovak firefighters were sent to help their Czech colleagues at the end of July.
  • Police chief Stefan Hamran has rejected criticism of the police investigation from opposition politicians Denisa Sakova (Hlas) and Robert Fiko (Smer-SD).Police are investigating Fico. accused of founding and supporting a criminal organization, among others, is conducting a separate investigation into mafia groups that reportedly operated within the police force during successive Sumerian regimes. However, Hamran noted that trust in the police is on the rise, with the latest survey by pollster AKO showing that between about 40% and 62% of people in 2013 trust the police. is showing. People have been convicted in various important cases, Including former special prosecutor Dusan Kovacik.
  • Experts expect the number of COVID-19 cases to rise in the fall as people return from vacation, the next school year begins, and events move indoors. But chief hygienist Jan Mikas said a return to the OTP (vaccination, testing and recovery) regime is unlikely.

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