Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS SHORTS

Tax burden decreasing

THE TAX and payroll tax burden in Slovakia, measured as the ratio of total state income from taxes and payroll taxes to total GDP, is decreasing in Slovakia at a stable pace.

According to the latest report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the tax and payroll tax burden in Slovakia decreased from 30.3 percent in 2004 to 29.4 percent in 2005. In 2003 the proportion was at 31.2 percent, Hospodárske noviny wrote.

Of the 24 countries evaluated, Slovakia was one of only five in which the burden had decreased.

Top stories

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

Slovakia vies for medicines agency

What chances does the country have at winning the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency that needs to relocate from London?

Illustrative stock photo

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

British embassy opens condolence book

The book will be opened for two days.

Floral tributes are laid out in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on May 22 night.