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Bratislava ring road is closer

Final call now in the hands of the government. Jana Liptáková , 8. Feb 2016, at 6:20

Economic growth forecast upgraded

Slovakia as well as the European Commission have improved their economic forecasts. Compiled by Spectator staff , 5. Feb 2016, at 11:39

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Bank fees targeted again

Free and €3 bank accounts part of the second social package. Jana Liptáková , 5. Feb 2016, at 6:05

Bank clients can have accounts for no monthly fee.

Slovaks prefer to work in IT, trade and industry

SLOVAKS would most like to work in companies dealing with IT and telecommunications, trade, and industrial production and construction. Compiled by Spectator staff , 4. Feb 2016, at 13:45

Job search, illustartive stock photo.

Wholesale revenues down by 0.5 percent y-o-y in December

REVENUES from domestic activities and goods increased both in the sale and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles and in retail by 1 percent month-on-month in December 2015, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ)… Compiled by Spectator staff , 3. Feb 2016, at 23:45

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NGOs criticise state IT projects

TWO non-governmental organisations turned to Prime Minister Robert Fico, asking him to adopt systemic measures regarding state IT solutions. Compiled by Spectator staff , 3. Feb 2016, at 13:50

Bratislava airport handles more passengers annually

BRATISLAVA’S Milan Rastislav Štefánik Airport (BTS) handled 44 percent more passengers in January than it did in the same month of 2015. Compiled by Spectator staff , 3. Feb 2016, at 6:34

Checking in at Bratislava airport

Slovak marmalade takes bronze

RADOVAN Cifra of Trnava started to cook his first marmalade in autumn 2014, prepared with a well-plotted plan and plenty of patience. Compiled by Spectator staff , 3. Feb 2016, at 6:10

Radovan Cifra with his marmalade.

VW voted best employer of 2015

BRATISLAVA-based carmaker Volkswagen Slovakia is popular among people due to its strong brand, job certainty, long-term tradition, and also salaries and various benefits. Compiled by Spectator staff , 2. Feb 2016, at 13:44

Volkswagen Slovakia

Google pays taxes similar to small firms

THOUGH Google is the biggest internet ad provider in the country, it pays taxes from only a portion of its revenues in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff , 2. Feb 2016, at 13:33

Illustrative stock photo

Slovak canned goods star on US TV

SOME of the communist-era products, especially food products, have become legendary. Compiled by Spectator staff , 2. Feb 2016, at 6:35

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U.S. Steel Košice back to normal

The largest private employer in eastern Slovakia, the steelworks U.S Steel Košice has cancelled the three-day weekend and restored the five-day working week for its employees. Compiled by Spectator staff , 2. Feb 2016, at 6:30

Spanish firm Cintra selected to build Bratislava bypass

The final say is now in the hands of the government. Compiled by Spectator staff , 2. Feb 2016, at 6:30

Viliam Stromček, state secretary of the Transport Ministry

Push to protect more local products

MAJOLICA from Modra, golden onyx from Levice, lace from Soľná Baňa or Piešťany mud could be included among products with protected geographical indication. Compiled by Spectator staff , 2. Feb 2016, at 6:25

Slovak majolica

Traditional brands stand test of time

SLOVAKS remain fans of products like Kofola, Horalky or Zlatý Bažant that have been around for decades. Retailers know that customers like them and pass their passion on to younger generations – marketing campaigns… Erik Rédli , 2. Feb 2016, at 6:15

Packaging can help persuade consumers to buy Slovak products.

Breeding brings a new sheep

AT THE Agrokomplex 2015 agricultural fair in Nitra, visitors were able to watch the milking of a new Slovak breed, Slovenská dojná ovca – Slovak Milk Sheep. Compiled by Spectator staff , 2. Feb 2016, at 6:10

Illustrative stock photo.

RegioJet and Leo Express trains stopped due to bomb threat

POLICE stopped trains of private carriers RegioJet and Leo Express on February 1 due to an alleged bomb threat. Compiled by Spectator staff , 1. Feb 2016, at 14:08

RegioJet now operates in Slovakia.

Breadroll machine finds success

INVENTORS of a device to administer breadrolls and unpacked bakery products in batches want to garner success also abroad. Compiled by Spectator staff , 1. Feb 2016, at 6:20

Žinčica protected by trademark

ŽINČICA, the boiled sheep whey is currently not a delicacy that can be bought only at shepherd’s huts but also in many shops. However, some drinks sold as žinčica do not meet the criteria for this product. Compiled by Spectator staff , 1. Feb 2016, at 6:05

Žinčica, the boiled sheep whey

Branding is about more than a logo

Marketing strategy is one step to promote Slovakia abroad, ministry says. Radka Minarechová , 1. Feb 2016, at 5:30

Slovakia is trying to find its own brand.

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