Opportunities for further development are in the sectors such as automotive and strategic shared services centres.
Americans still perceive Slovakia as a successful reform and integration story.
Several firms anchored their place in the German market.
Companies do not need to establish a local company to expand in Germany.
But smokers are not changing tobacco for new, healthier nicotine products yet.
The number of new distrainment proceedings keeps falling.
Two registers of beneficial owners create unnecessary administrative burden in Slovakia, lawyers think.
At the beginning of 2017, the number of recorded and blocked crypto-mining and crypto-jacking attacks equalled hundreds of attempts per day, but today there are thousands.
Slovakia took the top position in a global ranking on cyber security.
Official statistics show less corruption cases are being solved.
Anti-corruption measures did not have a strong influence.
The Labour Ministry introduced a list of job positions in short supply which should become subject to a shorter recruitment process: from six to three months.
Former finance ministers Ivan Mikloš and Brigita Schmögnerová look back at the history of tax systems in Slovakia over the past 25 years.
The essence of creativity and good governance is about finding a coherent story. When every city gets smart, being a stupid city will be an advantage, says a strategic management expert.
BSCs sector increases its innovation potential.
Innovations in business service centres include robotic process automation, applied biometrics and blockchain technologies, digital signage and leisure rooms.
The latest trends in the sector include smart systems, local source and renewable energy.
Slovakia is still seventh in the EU’s energy intensity ranking.
While Slovakia is witnessing a rise in liquidity and transparency, it is still lagging behind its CEE neighbours concerning total commercial investment volume.
Slovakia currently sits among the five countries with the largest regional disparities in the EU.