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Companies ask for investment stimuli totalling millions of euros

Several production companies are asking for investment stimuli. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Jan 2017, at 22:51

Fees for visiting emergency increase

Higher fees may be in effect as of next year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Jan 2017, at 22:24

An emergency unit at hospital.

Prices in Slovakia grow again, after three years

Consumer prices in Slovakia have recorded a year-on-year growth again, after three years. Though they have increased only modestly now, the last time they showed an annualised growth was in December 2013. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Jan 2017, at 13:36

Video on demand services bring more competitiveness to Slovak market

Amazon Video and Netflix compete with each other but do not threaten traditional broadcasters. Erik Rédli ,13. Jan 2017, at 16:28

RegioJet scraps its IC trains

The state will become the only IC train operator on the Bratislava-Košice route, despite predicted losses. Radka Minarechová ,13. Jan 2017, at 6:30

The yellow trains will disappear from the main railway track.

Slovaks invest massively in new cars

2016 is a record year for sale of passenger cars. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Jan 2017, at 22:44

Supermarket promoting local food expands

Yeme plans to add two more stores to the existing one in Bratislava. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Jan 2017, at 22:33

Yeme bakes its own bread.
UPDATED: Jan 12, 14:30

The strike of PPS Group ends

While the last meeting on Thursday shall bring an ultimate conclusion, it seems that a compromise on salaries will bring an end to the PPS Group Detva’s strike. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Jan 2017, at 13:32

The strike at PPS Group Detva started on January 9.

Industrial production grew in November, construction output continued falling

The Slovak industrial production grew further in November, despite missing growth in the automotive industry; while the construction sector grew as well, it keeps falling year-on-year, according to an analyst. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Jan 2017, at 13:19

Illustrative stock photo

Final verdict announced in land fund scandal

The case that cost the then-agriculture minister his post and helped topple the coalition cabinet of Smer, HZDS and SNS, saw the final verdict – but the defendant will not go to prison. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Jan 2017, at 23:29

Branislav Bríza

Bee-keepers fail to cover honey demand

As a result, the country needs to import honey from countries like China, Argentina and Mexico. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Jan 2017, at 13:48

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Patients wait 7.3 weeks for examination by specialist

This is a problem especially in the case of urgent patients, says the organisation protecting their rights. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Jan 2017, at 13:45

Every patient will have to wait in line.

731 people went bankrupt last year

The number is expected to increase this year, particularly due to new rules. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Jan 2017, at 23:17

Better VAT collection brings more revenue to the state.

Activists leave working group at St Michael’s Hospital

They say the hospital refuses to provide relevant documents, but the facility’s administrator denies it. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Jan 2017, at 23:04

State starts its own “Google Maps”

Experts criticise new system costing €14.2 million. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Jan 2017, at 22:40

Transport Minister Árpád Érsek

Shops may be closed on public holidays

People working in retail should have 15.5 days off if the bill is passed. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Jan 2017, at 13:17

Illustrative stock photo

PPS Group employees started striking

Employees striking over disagreements with the proposed salary increase, among other things. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Jan 2017, at 13:12

Strikers at PPS Group in Detva.

Bratislava airport handles the most passengers in eight years

Most popular destinations from Bratislava in 2016 were London, Dublin and Berlin Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Jan 2017, at 1:13

Bratislava Airport

Governmental agency plans to change Slovensko.sk website without competition

The Slovensko.sk website designed to navigate electronic state services via a single access point already costs €47.5 million. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Jan 2017, at 0:41

Slovensko.sk website

Second pension pillar made nice profits ultimately

The earnings of clients of the second, private pension pillar seemed to be endangered last year; but the final balance of 2016 was mostly positive. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Jan 2017, at 13:34

A booklet promoting the second pension pillar, illustrative stock photo.

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