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Flights to Cyprus to resume from select countries next month

Cyprus on Friday outlined plans for the phased resumption next month of commercial flights from a select number of countries with low Covid-19 infection rates to jump-start its vital tourism sector.

Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said flights will begin in two phases — June 9 and 20 — from two groups of countries selected by an advisory body of medical experts.

Democracy Digest: Pandemic Heralds a More Conservative Slovakia

"The number of infected people in Slovakia has decreased significantly, so we can afford this step," Prime Minister Igor Matovic told a news conference on Monday.

With only 28 fatalities, Slovakia has the lowest per-capita coronavirus death rate in Europe. Total infections stand at just over 1,500, with 257 active cases as of Thursday.

Question Marks over Slovak Quarantine App Fuel Privacy Concerns

With 28 confirmed deaths to date, Slovakia tops the chart of European countries with the lowest number of COVID-19 victims per capita, a source of pride for politicians and healthcare workers.

But the country is also one of the last in Central and Eastern Europe to introduce any kind of digital technology to help tackle the pandemic.

Education a Lockdown Luxury for Slovak Roma Kids

Misko lives in a Roma settlement in the eastern Slovak village of Kojatice. He has not seen a blackboard or duster since his school closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Testing Times: Slovak Schools Chalk Up Life Lessons

After the Virus, Fighting Corruption Tops Slovak To-Do List

Orban’s ‘Greater Hungary’ Map Creates Waves in Neighbourhood

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic responded artfully on Thursday to a provocative Facebook post by the Hungarian leader that depicted a map of Greater Hungary - i.e. with the much bigger borders of the old Hungarian kingdom before the end of World War I, which included much of modern Croatia.

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