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Climate change has big impact on winemakers

Warmer temperatures see Slovakia growing new grape varieties, but extreme weather can harm harvest. Jana Liptáková , 30. May 2016, at 6:00

Spring frost destroyed a significant amount of the future harvest.

Hyperloop shows how a ride will lookVideo

However it is still unclear what the impacts on the human body will be. Compiled by Spectator staff , 26. May 2016, at 23:20

How a Hyperloop tube might look.

New construction act in focus

After his predecessor failed to push through a brand new construction act, Minister Brecely is taking over this task. Compiled by Spectator staff , 26. May 2016, at 23:20

Transport Minister Roman Brecely

Žiga: Completion of Mochovce plant to cost more than €4.6 bn

The completion of construction work on the third and fourth reactor blocks at Mochovce nuclear power plant (NPP) might be overpriced, Economy Minister Peter Žiga admitted. Compiled by Spectator staff , 26. May 2016, at 14:02

Minister Peter Žiga

Slovak money-laundering company from Panama Papers was founded by Borec

The Latem Trading company which became high-profile after leaked information from the Panama Papers revealed that it helped with tax-dodging and money laundering, was co-founded by former Justice Minister Tomáš… Compiled by Spectator staff , 26. May 2016, at 13:33

Justice Minister Tomáš Borec

Cabinet approves 6-percent rise in teachers’ salaries

University lecturers and regional-school teachers will see a 6-percent hike in their salaries from September 1. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 23:44

Peter Plavčan

Fines for driving without e-stickers will drop

The Transport Ministry reduces fines and changes the periodicity of their imposition. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 12:46

Women in Slovakia earn more than one-fifth less

Slovak women earn 21.1 percent, i.e. more than one-fifth less than men. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 6:30

High turnover in subsidised jobs

The Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) has done an audit reviewing the support for employment and reducing unemployment among young Slovaks. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 6:30

Programmes employed thousands of young people.

Moody’s confirmed stable outlook of Slovak banks

Slovakia’s outlook reflects continued economic growth will support banks' loan quality and profitability over the next 12 to 18 months. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 6:14

Steel market in Europe remains complicated

USSK management refused to attend a meeting of the parliamentary committee. Jana Liptáková , 24. May 2016, at 17:43

Social insurer completes dubious tender

Deputy PM for Investments Peter Pellegrini wants to see a study on the project and confirmation that it was approved by the Interior Ministry. Compiled by Spectator staff , 24. May 2016, at 13:31

Dušan Muňko

Slovakia’s emissions grew the most in the EU

Extreme weather impacts the electric power grid. Compiled by Spectator staff , 24. May 2016, at 13:25

73% see change of job as positive

As many as 73 percent of those who decide to change their job perceive it as a change for better. Compiled by Spectator staff , 24. May 2016, at 6:30

Requirements of young job seekers differ.

Employee education has benefits

Both businesses and workers recognise the benefits of lifelong learning. Adriána Peťková 24. May 2016, at 6:30

Many employees find courses personally beneficial.

Jobless rate in Slovakia continues to fall

To push the jobless rate below 7-8 percent will be difficult, said PM Fico. Compiled by Spectator staff , 24. May 2016, at 5:42

Labor Minister Ján Richter, ÚPSVaR head Marián Valentovič and PM Robert Fico, from left

Few Slovaks return from abroad

In December 2015, more than 300,000 Slovaks worked abroad and only a few of them wish to return, the TASR newswire wrote. Compiled by Spectator staff , 23. May 2016, at 5:30

The number of students in Slovakia is dropping.

Firms look online for the best staff

Up to 300 million jobs are browsed via Google, Yahoo and Bing every day, while the popularity of social networks keeps growing. Compiled by Spectator staff , 23. May 2016, at 5:30

Facebook is now a global phenomenon.

Foreigners fill job gaps

Employers in Slovakia fish for labour force also beyond borders. Erik Rédli , 23. May 2016, at 5:30

Employers still complain they cannot hire qualified workers.

Bratislava ring road project signed

Construction is planned to start later this year. Jana Liptáková , 20. May 2016, at 15:47

Mark Denning Bradshaw, Carlos Ugarte Cruz-Coke, Robert Fico and Roman Brecely, from left

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