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People want health insurance debtors penalised

THE MAJORITY of Slovaks agree with providing non-payers of health deductions with only a limited form of health care, according to a survey carried out by Focus agency on a sample of 1,010 respondents, the…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Feb 2015, at 15:32

Five companies handling meal vouchers suspected of cartel agreement

THE ANTI-MONOPOLY Office (PMÚ) suspects five unnamed companies that provide meal tickets and vouchers for various other services of engaging in a cartel agreement, TASR reported February 26.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Feb 2015, at 15:29

Anti-monopoly office fines four construction firms for cartel agreement

SLOVAKIA’s Anti-Monopoly Office (PMÚ) has fined four construction companies for engaging in a cartel agreement in a tender for the reconstruction of an old people's home in Rožnava in Košice region, the TASR…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Feb 2015, at 15:12
Banská Štiavnica

No tax for entry to historical towns

HISTORICAL towns in central Slovakia, Banská Štiavnica and Kremnica, do not use the chance to collect taxes from motor vehicles for entering the historical centre and staying there.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Feb 2015, at 7:26
It is possible to find several lists of tax dodgers on the internet.

VAT dodgers leave blacklist earlier

NAMES of companies caught red-handed committing VAT-related sins will be deleted from the list of VAT dodgers after they have successfully met all their VAT-related duties for six months.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Feb 2015, at 6:32

Unemployment and education remain the focus

High unemployment rates, even as they fall slightly, remain a persistent problem.

Jana Liptáková, 27. Feb 2015, at 6:30

Unemployment in decline

Job growth to continue but pace to slow in 2015

Radka Minarechová, 27. Feb 2015, at 6:30
Emil Machyna of KOVO

KOVO union announces strike alert for bus companies

KOVO trade union announced a strike alert of employees of bus companies over what they called a stand-off following bargain talks on pay increases.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Feb 2015, at 13:39
Mochovce

Finnish firm eyes Slovenské Elektrárne shares

FINNISH firm Fortum looks interested in acquiring a 66-percent stake in Slovenské Elektrárne (SE), the country's largest electricity producer. 

Jana Liptáková, 26. Feb 2015, at 10:35

Profesia job fair in Bratislava draws big interest

THE PROFESIA Days annual jobs fair opened at Bratislava’s Incheba complex on February 25.    

Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Feb 2015, at 7:00

Will cider repeat the radler miracle?

SOME four years ago radlers, a mixture of beer and lemonade, revived the declining beer market in Slovakia. Now the country's two biggest beer producers want to repeat that success with cider.

Jana Liptáková, 25. Feb 2015, at 14:50
Illustrative stock photo

Consumer confidence remains pessimistic

THE CONSUMERS’ mood in Slovakia did not change in January compared to the previous month.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Feb 2015, at 13:25

Some 1,200 people could find jobs at Krásno industrial park

AROUND 1,200 people may be able to find a job within two years at an industrial park located in Krásno nad Kysucou in Žilina region thanks to new investors, the TASR newswire reported February 24.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Feb 2015, at 7:00

Netflix will arrive in Slovakia

NETFLIX, a provider of on-demand internet streaming media, will arrive in Slovakia as of next year at the latest.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Feb 2015, at 12:52
ADVERTORIAL

25th Anniversary – A Generation of Service and Results

Anniversaries provide a useful opportunity for reflection. 

24. Feb 2015, at 11:06

Sberbank allegedly ponders sale of its Slovak arm

THE CONFLICT between the West and Russia has allegedly forced the Russian bank Sberbank into selling its assets in central Europe, including Slovakia.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Feb 2015, at 7:17

Wizz Air to open base in Košice earlier

DUE to customer demand Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air will open its Košice base as early as June 5, i.e. three months ahead of schedule.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Feb 2015, at 7:03

Gas pipeline project progresses

A PROJECT for a new gas route connecting western Europe and the Balkans via Slovakia called Eastring, has been progressing. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Feb 2015, at 6:25

Fitch Ratings confirmed rating for Slovakia

ON FEBRUARY 20, Fitch Ratings confirmed Slovakia’s Long-term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings at A+.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Feb 2015, at 13:43
The average pension in Slovakia is €400.

Fico debuts minimum pension plan

PENSIONERS will be guaranteed a minimum pension that should keep them off welfare, according to a change proposed by Prime Minister Robert Fico’s government. 

Jana Liptáková, 23. Feb 2015, at 6:31

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