Value of assets in private pension pillar drops

ASSETS in the second pension pillar fell to  €6.62 billion by March 27, a drop of €10.5 million euros over the previous week, the SITA newswire reported on March 31.  

Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Mar 2015, at 22:51
Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Companies less likely to cheat on taxes

SLOVAK companies do not try to deceive tax officers as much as they did in previous years, according to the website. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Mar 2015, at 13:12

Ryanair opens new base in Bratislava

IRISH low-cost airline Ryanair has opened a base at Bratislava’s M. R. Štefánik Airport after nearly 10 years of operating flights to and from Bratislava on March 30. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Mar 2015, at 7:49
Economy Minister Pavol Pavlis (right) and regional director of Osram for Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary Robert Verbich.

Three new investments may bring up to 1,400 jobs

THREE companies of which two are from the automotive industry are eying Slovakia to place here investments totalling €59 million and create up to 1,400 work places. The Slovak Economy Ministry is holding talks with…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Mar 2015, at 7:47
CEO Rémi Girardon presents new Peugeot 208 model, March 27.

Best-selling Citroën to be produced exclusively in Trnava

FRENCH CARMAKER PSA Peugeot Citroën has decided to produce in Slovakia a new model that is expected to become the best-selling one in the future. It has promised that the car will achieve dominant position among…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Mar 2015, at 13:17

Hotel TATRA**** celebrates 85th anniversary!

Visit Hotel TATRA****  and find a place for your business in the heart of Bratislava. 

30. Mar 2015, at 10:56

New procurement law lacks teeth

Opposition, watchdogs believe Smer-backed changes are cosmetic.

Peter Adamovsky, 30. Mar 2015, at 5:30

The regions and sectors in which people work matter

Pharmaceutical, IT and utilities are the highest paying sectors in Slovakia, while engineering, manufacturing, and logistics and forwarding pay the lowest below the market average.

27. Mar 2015, at 6:30
Via Bona Awards ceremony

The most responsible companies in Slovakia awarded

During the Via Bona Awards ceremony for corporate responsibility Slovak President Kiska became part of the music band as a guitar player and singer.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Mar 2015, at 22:55

Doctor gets suspended sentence for €14 bribe

THE SPECIALISED Criminal Court (STS) in Banská Bystrica on March 25 gave a suspended jail sentence of two years and ordered probation of 30 months for Dr. Anna Aghová from Nitra for bribery, TASR reported.  

Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Mar 2015, at 22:34
Váhostav has enjoyed many state orders.

Opposition files criminal complaint against Váhostav

OPPOSITION MPs Igor Matovič (Ordinary People and Independent Personalities-OĽaNO), Daniel Lipšic (independent, non-parliamentary NOVA) and Ľubomír Galko (Freedom and Solidarity-SaS) have filed a criminal complaint…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Mar 2015, at 13:36
The new law should reduce the number of illegal dumps in Slovakia.

New law changes waste management rules

AFTER 13 years Slovakia has a new waste law, which aims to boost the separation and recycling of waste as well as reduction of illegal waste dumps.

Jana Liptáková, 26. Mar 2015, at 13:28
Regina Ovesny-Straka

Ovesny-Straka to lead Kooperativa insurance company

STARTING April 1 Regina Ovesny-Straka will take over as CEO of the Kooperativa insurance company, replacing the incumbent head Juraj Lelkeš who will become special advisor of the parent company, Vienna Insurance…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Mar 2015, at 22:56

Penta financial group acquires two more hospitals

THE INVESTMENT group Penta has acquired two more hospitals for its hospital network called Sveta zdravia (The World of Health), in Galanta and Dunajská Streda.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Mar 2015, at 22:52

State will give grants to start-ups

THE FINANCE Ministry introduced a concept for supporting innovative ideas with up to €20,000. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Mar 2015, at 13:19

State lottery wins dispute with Cypriot shell firm

SLOVAKIA does not have to send money to Cypriot company Lemikon. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Mar 2015, at 13:14
Labour Minister Ján Richter

More changes to drive pension savings back to state system

PARLIAMENT'S Social Committee has a proposed a last minute amendment to a pension reform bill that is designed to further penalise low income savers who opt to divert part of their savings from the state system into…

Jana Liptáková, 25. Mar 2015, at 10:52

Váhostav to clear fraction of debt as part of restructuring

CONSTRUCTION company Váhostav-SK is planning to pay just a third of the money it owes to fellow construction companies and self-employed individuals, which would amount to some €15.7 million, the company’s head…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Mar 2015, at 22:46

State carrier to cut InterCity trains

STATE-owned railway carrier ZSSK will cut the number of InterCity (IC) trains on the Bratislava-Žilina-Košice route from the current 41 to 25 in response to what ZSSK calls a price war launched by private carrier…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Mar 2015, at 22:36

Fuel prices in Slovakia drop slowly

DRIVERS in Slovakia pay higher prices for fuels than the regional average. Moreover, they see the changes with the biggest delay among the entire central European region. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Mar 2015, at 13:29

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