Higher salary levies proposed

The Labour Ministry has proposed that middle to higher income people and their employers pay higher dues to social funds than the 50 per cent premium on total wages at present, by raising the salary ceiling used to calculate the obligations.

Parliament is to discuss the proposal next week, but economic analysts have already warned that the move, which would raise ths salary ceiling from Sk32,000 a month to Sk41,200, would cost employers millions of crowns and would lead to job cuts. The analysts also warned of the dangers of increasing revenues to social funds without reforming the social system and bringing greater efficiency to state spending.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Long queues around Slovakia on the first day of nationwide testing

Hundreds of thousands got tested during the first five hours. Experts warn it is too early to interpret the results.

Drive-in testing site in Bratislava.

Afraid of testing? Minimise your risk of infection with these test day tips

Coughing is the most dangerous part of the testing process.

Zborov, the Bardejov district

UPDATED: Nationwide testing for COVID-19 is on

Long queues have formed in front of most testing points since early morning. Some drive-through sites closed in Bratislava

Testing in Trenčín, western Slovakia

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov