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FDI: Key Dates

January 13 - The German car giant Volkswagen announces that it will build new construction facilities and open a new plant to double production. The company announces the cost of the construction to be $237.5 million.
March 9 - Cabinet approves strategic plan to attract more foreign direct investment, however, few concrete details on incentives are laid out.


PM Dzurinda lays the first stone at a new factory near Martin August 16.
photo: TASR

January 13 - The German car giant Volkswagen announces that it will build new construction facilities and open a new plant to double production. The company announces the cost of the construction to be $237.5 million.

March 9 - Cabinet approves strategic plan to attract more foreign direct investment, however, few concrete details on incentives are laid out.

August 29 to September 1 - Largest trade mission ever visits Slovakia as 30 United States businessmen and nine US congressmen tour the country.

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