Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SDĽ warns of impact of proposed tax changes

The Democratic Left Party (SDĽ) warned August 28 that government-approved tax cuts would cost the state budget 5 billion crowns in 2003, and a shortfall of 25 billion in social, pension and insurance funds.

SDĽ member and Finance Minister Brigita Schmögnerová had strongly criticised cabinet's approval of a set of tax cuts, which included a reduction of corporate income tax from 29% to 26% as of January next year, proposed by Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Mikloš.

The party has said that it will not support the proposals in Parliament. They are due to be discussed in September.

Top stories

It’s not easy being an ‘alien’ in Slovakia

Are Slovaks scared of foreigners? The stories of those who are trying to make their homes here suggest that ignorance and bureaucratic inertia, rather than fear, cause more problems.

Dealing with state offices may be difficult and time-demanding.

What has remained here after Stoka, Propeller or Cvernovka? Photo

The book BA!! Places of Living Culture 1989-2016 brings authentic accounts about 38 independent cultural spots in Bratislava.

Blaho Uhlár, founder of the Stoka theatre, in front of the theatre in 2006.

Nu Dance festival changes date and the finale coincides with International Dance Day

The festival of contemporary dance has not just moved in time but also from the stage to the streets, encouraging public participation.

Renan Martins: Let Me Die in My Footsteps

(W)Rapping up two worlds in one music

The Fjúžn festival annually presents interesting musical projects from people who cross borders, literally or symbolically. This year, the headliner of the main festival concert on April 22 will be the French-Iraqi…

The Iraqi-French band Aiwa