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Some of companies with Norwegian capital in Slovakia Locked Blomquist Transport, Žiar nad Hronom, www.blomquist.skCEPM, Bratislava, www.cepm.skEltek, Liptovský Hrádok, www.eltek.com/wip4/countryItera, Bratislava, www.itera.noJotun, www.jotun.comKongsberg Automotive, Vráble, www.kongsbergautomotive.comNera Networks, Liptovský Hrádok, www.neratelecom.comSlovalco, Žiar nad Hronom, www.slovalco.skSapa Profily, Žiar nad Hronom, www.sapagroup.comTimm Slovakia, Trenčín, www.timms.no/index.php 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Norwegian institution in Slovakia Locked Royal Norwegian EmbassyNorwegian Ambassador to Slovakia: Inga Magistad www.norway.sk 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Norway: General facts Locked Head of state: King Harald V of NorwayForm of government: parliamentary democracyCapital: OsloTotal area: 385,186 square kilometresPopulation: 5 millionOfficial languages: Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk) (In some districts, Sámi is also an official language) Currency: Norwegian Kroner 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Ministry proposes virtual cash registers Despite some positives, businesses point to possible problems Locked DOCTORS, dentists and hoteliers are exempt from having to use cash registers, but the Finance Ministry is proposing to scrap this exception in an effort to curb tax evasion. The proposal has met with protest from some business owners, who point to the increased costs that come with registers. To silence the criticism, the ministry has introduced virtual cash registers, which will be free of charge. Though some professions see this as a positive step, they also point to potential risks. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
New challenges for auditors Locked AUDITING is facing several challenges in the form of new rules from the European Commission, as well as drastic price competition and difficulties attracting talent. The Slovak Spectator spoke about these issues and more with Dalimil Draganovský, partner and head of assurance of EY in Slovakia; Ján Bobocký, director of audit at Deloitte in Slovakia; and Bart Waterloos, partner of VGD - AVOS Bratislava. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Combating tax evasion Measures starting to bear fruit, others are underway Locked TAX cobra and VAT ledger statements are the most commonly cited measures adopted to combat tax evasion and avoidance, and they are already starting to get results. These are part of a series of measures adopted by the Finance Ministry, for which fighting tax evasion has become a major priority. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Bilateral trade modest but growing by tens of percents Grants have proved to be an excellent platform for promoting partnerships Locked TO DATE, relatively few Norwegian investors have chosen Slovakia when expanding abroad, but those who have are now among the more important firms and employers in the country. Bilateral trade, while still modest, has developed positively too, growing by dozens of percents annually. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Norwegian culture captivates Slovaks Locked NORWAY’S embassy continues to satiate Slovaks’ thirst for Norwegian culture by organising and promoting a broad range of events and performances showcasing its films, literature, musical talent and much more. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Norwegian solidarity INGA Magistad, the Norwegian Ambassador to Slovakia, offers a long list of projects that have come to fruition thanks to the EEA/Norway Grants, including that of a community centre in Moldava nad Bodvou run by a local Roma woman who tutors children from the Roma settlement, as well as reconstructed cultural heritage monuments, a swimming pool for the disabled and shelters for abused women. Her homeland has so far allocated more than €150 million to support projects for social and economic development. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Best-selling car brands in Slovakia IN TOTAL, 66,000 new passenger and small utility vehicles were registered in Slovakia in 2013. This represented a 4.72-percent decrease compared to 2012 in the category of passenger cars and a 0.55-percent decrease in the category of small utility vehicles. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Some organisations and companies in the electric car sector - Elektormobily, www.elektromobily.sk- GreenWay Operator, www.greenway.sk- Slovak Electric Vehicle Association, www.seva.sk- Slovenské elektrárne, www.seas.sk- Stredoslovenská energetika, www.sse.sk- Tesla Club Slovakia, www.teslaclub.sk- Východoslovenská energetika, www.vse.sk- Západoslovenská energetika, www.zse.sk 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Some of the most significant suppliers of carmakers in Slovakia AFC-ZŤS, Vysoká nad Kysucou, www.afczts.sk -it is oriented on small and medium serial production of components for cars, building and agricultural machinesAVC Raková, www.avc.sk -manufacturer of gears, gear shafts, assembly units and components for the automotive industryCEIT group, Žilina, www.ceitgroup.eu -innovative company, which provides complex solutions to improve productivity and efficiencyFaurecia Slovakia, Bratislava, www.faurecia.com -the Slovak arm of the car components’ producer operates several manufacturing units across SlovakiaGetrag Ford Transmissions Slovakia, Kechnec, www.getrag.com -automotive supplier manufacturing highly sophisticated dual clutch transmissions Johnson Controls International, Bratislava, www.johnsoncontrols.sk -the company operates in Lučenec, Námestovo, Trenčín and Automotive Business Center in Bratislava Kinex Bearings, Bytča, www.kinex.sk -producer of rolling bearings for different segmentsof the industry Leoni Slovakia, Trenčín, www.leoni.sk -producer of cord sets, cables for steam generator irons, cable assemblies and wiring harnesses and others Matador group, holding.matador-group.eu -the system component supplier for the automotive as well as non-automotive industriesMobis Slovakia, Gbeľany, www.mobis.sk -one of the Korean suppliers for the automotive industry, which along with the Kia Motors Slovakia, entered the industrial zone in GbeľanyMolpir Bratislava, www.molpir.com -company engaged in the development, production, import and distribution of wide range of automotive accessoriesPlastic Omnium Auto Exteriors, Lozorno www.plasticomnium.com -the company providing services to carmakers Robotec Sučany, www.robotec.sk -company engaged in industrial automation SAS Automotive, Bratislava, www.sas-automotive.com -cockpit assembly for the automotive industrySlužba Nitra, www.sluzbavd.sk -production of central car electronics (fuse boxes, relayand fuses carriers), interior and exterior lights for the automotive industry and more for the automotive and electro-technical industryŠvec a Spol, www.svecaspol.sk -production of stamping tools and moulds, aluminium and stainless steel components and others Yazaki Wiring Technologies Slovakia, Michalovce, www.yazaki-wts.sk -producer of wiring systems for cars 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Car companies in Slovakia Volkswagen Slovakia, Bratislava, www.vw.sk -the Slovak arm of the German carmaker is the biggest car factory in the country PSA Peugeot Citroën Slovakia, Trnava, www.psa-slovakia.sk -PSA Peugeot Citroën Slovakia is one of the most technologically advanced within the PSA group Kia Motors Slovakia, Teplička nad Váhom -Kia Motors Slovakia is the South Korean carmaker’s first plant in Europe and the youngest carmaker in Slovakia 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Automotive industry organisations in Slovakia -Automotive Industry Association of the SR (ZAP SR) www.zapsr.sk, Chairman: Jaroslav Holeček-Automobilový Klaster – Západné Slovensko(Automotive Cluster – Western Slovakia) www.autoklaster.sk-Slovak Electric Vehicle Association (SEVA) www.seva.sk 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
New order for Vráble News in short EMPLOYEES of the Vráble-based arm of Kongsberg Automotive, the Norwegian supplier of the global vehicle industry, can look forward to a new order of several millions of euros. Their parent company announced in mid-August that it has obtained a six-year order from a significant European carmaker to manufacture manual gear shifts, which would be manufactured in Vráble. The value of the contract is €28.8 million, the SITA newswire reported in mid August. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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