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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

NBS wants to change GDP

The National Bank of Slovakia's (NBS) Bank Council approved its Monetary Development report for 1996 and an update of its 1997 Monetary Program, central bank officials announced on May 19. In the report, the NBS said that Slovakia's GDP structure is very unfavorable. Justifying its claim, the central bank wrote that the high share and growth in government spending (also in the area of investments) as well as its support of private consumption by wage growth, which exceeds the growth in labor productivity are combining to stimulate the nation's trade deficit.

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Job ads should inform about basic salary

One of the proposal’s authors from the Smer coalition voted in May against a similar proposal authored by opposition deputies

The shortage of workforce is a growing problem for entrepreneurs.

Námestie Slobody square closer to facelift Photo

The Bratislava city council wants to revitalise the square by the end of 2018

The winning project for revitalisation of Námestie Slobody square

Slovak hockey league will not rest during Olympics

Unlike the Slovak premiere hockey league, Swiss, German and Russian leagues will take a break during the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Ice hockey is popular in Slovakia

Disputed fee for preferential treatment at doctors to be re-introduced

Patients unwilling to wait at the doctor’s office may be able to make appointments starting next year, for a fee of €50.

Waiting rooms are full of patients, illustrative stock photo