Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Economists warn against state spending

Eight renowned Slovak economists have signed a petition calling on the Dzurinda government not to increase state spending in the run-up to elections, expected to be scheduled for late September.

The economists singled out a proposed pension rise, an increase in family allowances, and payments for children whose fathers don’t pay child support.

“Any new government will have to deal with the existing situation. The worse it is, the more cruel the restrictions that will have to be adopted,” the petition said.

The government has been warned that its loose fiscal policy may lead to a deficit that is 5.5 per cent of GDP, rather than the target 3.5 per cent.

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

Top stories

EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár