Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Fiscal budget deficit rises to 12.9 billion Sk late November

As of November 30, 1998, Slovakia showed a state budget deficit of 12.88 billion Sk ($357 million), up 3.81 billion Sk in one month. Eleven-month budgetary revenues of the Slovak Republic accounted for 162.3 billion Sk, while expenditures totaled 175.18 billion Sk.

Cumulative revenues for eleven months of 1998 constituted 96.3% of the projected annual figure. January-November expenditures came to 93.3% of the 1998 plan.

The revised state budget law for 1998 predicts total budgetary revenues of 168.6 billion Sk, while expenditures should be 187.8 billion Sk. The final 1998 deficit should thus come to 16.2 billion Sk, while another 3 billion Sk in government bonds will bring the total budgetary deficit to 19.2 billion Sk ($533 million).

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava