Several scenarios after Greece’s referendum

THERE are several scenarios which may follow the Sunday referendum in which Greeks overwhelmingly voted against conditions for a rescue package, but Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kažimír does not believe that…

6. Jul 2015, at 15:10
ÚVO's existing central registry, form

New law: Firms in public tenders will reveal their final beneficiaries

COMPANIES in Slovakia that want to apply for state commissions in public tenders will have to publish their final beneficiaries, with a public registry set to be developed, according to the Public Procurement…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Jul 2015, at 12:56
Danube University Krems

Earn your LL.M./M.A. Degree in Austria

Europe’s leading University for Continuing Education, the Danube University Krems in Austria, offers a wide range of postgraduate programs from Anglo-American Business Law to European Law and International Relations…

6. Jul 2015, at 9:01
Tatiana Svrčková

Helping to connect

The Hearing Impaired perceive themselves as a language and cultural community, making up about 1 percent of Slovakia’s population and this is why they use a capital H and I in the words Hearing Impaired. Slovak…

6. Jul 2015, at 5:51
The pheasantry in Jarovce

Volunteers in many towns make a big impact

THOUGH it is not used for its original purpose, the Baroque pheasantry just outside Jarovce remains a nice place for walking that can be approached by foot or bike directly from Bratislava’s Petržalka district.

Radka Minarechová, 6. Jul 2015, at 5:30
Roy Vercoulen

Better product-design leads to sustainability

TURNING off your heating system, using less water and travelling less by car are not the best ways to support sustainability.

Radka Minarechová, 6. Jul 2015, at 5:29

IFP: Slovakia will not have to introduce budgetary ceilings

SLOVAKIA did not diverge much from its commitment to observe the rule of keeping a balanced budget in 2014, so the correction mechanism and expenditure ceilings will not have to be activated, states a report drawn…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Jul 2015, at 6:47

Greece’s troubles have limited impacts on Slovakia

GREECE is not the first or only country over which default hovers, as for example, Puerto Rico is also unable to pay off its debts. 

Jana Liptáková, 3. Jul 2015, at 6:38

Opposition challenges minimum pensions

OPPOSITION parties have collected enough signatures from MPs to challenge the recently approved legislation on the minimum pension at the Constitutional Court.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2015, at 12:51

Slovakia-Hungary Interconnector is running

DESPITE several problems reported in mid June, the gas transmission company Eustream launched commercial operation of the Slovakia-Hungary Interconnector on July 1.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2015, at 6:53

Public finance shortfall projected at 2.55 percent of GDP in 2015

PUBLIC finances are projected to post a deficit of 2.55 percent of GDP this year, according to the Finance Ministry’s Slovakia Stability Programme for 2015-18, which was taken on board by parliament on July 1, the…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2015, at 6:44
The AeroMobil 3.0

Government okayed support for flying car development

BRATISLAVA-based company AeroMobil R&D, which is engaged in the development of a flying car, will be granted investment assistance of nearly €6 million from state coffers towards research and development activities,…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2015, at 6:40

MPs pass amendment to attract investors

SLOVAKIA’S competitiveness vis-à-vis surrounding countries in attracting new investments should rise as the parliament adopted an amendment to the Act on Investments of Significance on June 30. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Jul 2015, at 12:56
Systemair in Kalinkovo

Systemair expands in Kalinkovo

TEN months after the launch of a €10 million investment project that more than doubled Systemair’s production capacity in Slovakia the new premises were officially opened in Kalinkovo in mid June.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Jul 2015, at 7:34
Mochovce nuclear power station

Fico cancels meeting in Rome

PRIME Minister Robert Fico originally claimed to visit Italy in June to discuss the sale of the majority share in the Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) electricity producer with its majority owner, company Enel.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Jul 2015, at 7:22

Slovaks are satisfied with online purchases

ONLINE purchases in Slovakia are becoming more attractive, with the number of people who made at least one online purchase per three months increased by 17 percent compared to five years ago. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jun 2015, at 14:28
Finance Minister Peter Kažimír (r), Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák (middle) and Justice Minister Tomáš Borec

Government continues to combat tax evasion

THE ROBERT Fico government is preparing an additional 30 measures by which it wants to combat tax avoidance and tax evasion in Slovakia. It wants, for example, to use cover companies to uncover criminal deeds, names…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jun 2015, at 6:33

Compromise at PSA Peugeot Citroën Trnava

TWO days before the start of a full-fledged strike announced for June 29, trade unions at the PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in Trnava reached a compromise agreement with the company’s management. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jun 2015, at 13:48
Energy on Wheels (the oldest and the youngest cyclist)
New initiatives by Slovenské elektrárne (advertorial)

Energy for the public in Slovakia

The law of conservation of energy says that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but only changed from one form into another or transferred from one object to another. Slovenské elektrárne (SE) utilises this law…

29. Jun 2015, at 5:43

Slovak oil deposits are drying up

WHILE oil drilling has never been a big industry in Slovakia, multiple tons of crude oil have been extracted each year in Slovakia for the last century.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jun 2015, at 5:30

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