Lajcak: Slovakia can pass on its experience of joining EU to Western Balkan countries

Following an informal meeting of the Slovak Parliamentary European Affairs Committee, Lajcak said that Slovakia had successfully completed the path the Western Balkans decided to take, TASR reports.
The meeting was dedicated to the preparations for the EU-Western Balkans Summit, to be held on Wednesday in the form of a video conference.

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Slovakia, country of 5.5 million, has the lowest coronavirus mortality rate in Europe

In the last 24 hours, two new deaths have been recorded in Slovakia, with a total of twenty deaths.
Three new patients were registered, 1.384 were infected in total, according to the National Center for Medical Data, TASR reports.
The number tested is 1.767.

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Vucic announces opening: Stores starting Tuesday, cafes and restaurants in early May

As he explained, artisan shops, shoemakers, tailors, car mechanics, technical goods stores, construction materials shops will be open, except those in shopping malls.
Other stores will be open on April 27 if they are sized less than 300 square feet. These also include hairdressing and beauty salons, gyms, but special protection will be required for them.