• Today
  • Yesterday
  • Sep 30th
  • Sep 29th
  • Sep 26th
Flash news


Testing of Hungarian pipeline delayed Business in short Locked WHILE the testing of the gas pipeline interconnection between the transmission systems of Slovakia and Hungary will be delayed, its commercial operation should be launched as planned as of the beginning of next year, the SITA newswire reported on September 22. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Construction giant in trouble Business in short Locked AFTER Doprastav, another large construction company, Váhostav-SK, is facing problems with late payments to its subcontractors. The district court in Bratislava launched on September 23 a bankruptcy proceeding against Váhostav-SK over unpaid debts, the TASR newswire reported. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovakia in talks with Tesla Motors Locked THERE is a chance that Slovakia may get a fourth carmaker, with the Economy Ministry confirming it has been in talks with US electric car producer Tesla Motors. The carmaker, which is considered to be the most innovative in the world, confirmed in June its long-term plans to build a plant in Europe. Slovakia is a contender, with the carmaker already involved in talks with the Slovak Agency for Development of Investments and Trade (SARIO). 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Demand for payment, audit pressure SE THE STATE has intensified pressure on the country’s largest power producer, Slovenské Elektrárne (SE), in which it holds a minority share, and whose majority stake is for sale. Officials are asking for an additional payment of €200 million from SE’s majority owner, the Italian energy group Enel, to close a still disputed privatisation deal, and have sent the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) to SE to check the management and accounting to find out why the completion of the second two units of the nuclear power station in Mochovce has seen delays and cost overruns. 29 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
State e-Bay launched Business in short MILLIONS of euros saved annually, reduced corruption and more transparent public procurement are the main benefits the electronic marketplace is expected to bring. The state e-Bay was launched on September 16, while the first deals may be clinched over the final week of September. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
FinMin confirms GDP estimate Business in short THE SLOVAK Finance Ministry confirmed its June estimate of Slovakia’s economic growth in 2014 at 2.4 percent, while it reduced its estimate for 2015 from 3 percent to 2.6 percent. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
No cut in number of holidays for now THANKS to the Day of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, Slovaks enjoyed a three-day weekend in mid-September, and there are six such holiday weekends on the calendar this year. Slovakia has the second highest number of holidays of all European Union countries, a fact that garners much criticism from employers. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Gas flows further reduced SLOVAKIA, as well as other European countries, is reporting a reduction in supplies of Russian natural gas from Ukraine. The current reductions do not pose a threat to gas consumers in Slovakia, and the country says it is prepared for a possible gas crisis. While Russian Gazprom claims that technical issues are behind the lower gas supplies, politicians and analysts also see a political message behind the reduction. In spite of decreased gas supplies, Slovakia has resolved to continue its reverse gas flow to Ukraine. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
State interested in buying SE stake Business in short APART from the Czech energy firm ČEZ and the Czech Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH), the Slovak government is also considered to be one of the potential buyers of the 66-percent stake in the Slovak major electricity producer Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) from its Italian owner, Enel Group. Slovakia may acquire the stake via an energy holding managing shares in energy firms owned by the state. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Firms slash high electricity bills Business in short COMPANIES in Slovakia are criticising the Regulatory Office for Network Industries (ÚRSO) for increasing the charge for operating the national grid, which makes up part of the end electricity price, by more than 10 percent as of August 20. The National Union of Employers (RÚZ), Club 500 and the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SOPK) issued a joint statement on September 9, with AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia, voicing its criticism on September 10. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
VAT lottery to change AFTER the reported decrease of participants in the National Receipt Lottery (NBL), the state-run lottery company Tipos is opting for changes that begin in late September, including daily broadcast drawings and an increase in the total number of winners. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Gas flow to Slovakia slowed THE NATIONAL gas utility Slovenský Plynárenský Priemysel (SPP) reported a 10-percent reduction in Russian natural gas flow to Slovakia during the two days before the current issue of The Slovak Spectator went to print, but was quick to note that clients will continue to receive fuel as normal. Meanwhile, the Economy Ministry insists the country is better prepared for any potential shutdown of gas supplies from Russia via Ukraine than it was during the gas crisis of 2009. SPP, which operates the distribution pipeline network across Slovakia, has not specified the reasons behind the lower supplies and does not see the reduction as reason for serious concern. 11 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovakia can get €4.6 bln from CAP Business in short ABOUT €4.6 billion has been allocated to Slovakia from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union for the years 2014-2020. While the total support for agriculture and rural development in the EU for this period is lower than the previous one, Slovakia will receive more than it did in previous programming periods. 8 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovakia up in competitiveness Business in short SLOVAKIA slightly improved its competitiveness ranking, up three places from last year to 75th in the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on September 3.Róbert Kičina of the Business Alliance of Slovakia (PAS), however, still considers the country’s position unfavourable and calls for measures to improve the situation. 8 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Penta group enters media sector Market watchers warn newspapers could be mouthpiece for other businesses IN ADDITION to real estate, health care, retail and financial services, the financial group Penta Investments has now entered the media market via cooperation with the Dutch investment group V 3 Holdings. 8 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Page 1 of 21 - Next >>
1 EUR = 27.5 CZK
1 EUR = 0.78 GBP
1 EUR = 1.26 USD
1 EUR = 30.126 SKK
Source: European
Central Bank
Forex rates for 01 Oct 2014
Euro Calculator (Sk30.1260 = 1 EUR)
  • Convert:  
Like Spectator.sme.sk?
Readers' Poll
What influences your travel plans?
  • Monuments & history
  • Gastronomy & wine
  • Nightlife
  • Sports
  • Other
Quote of the Week
“I have never experienced something like this.” Ondrej Matej, a candidate for the SDKÚ chairman post, after finding all the locks had been changed at the party’s headquarters, where he wanted to hold a press conference.