BUSINESS BRIEFS

EC: Slovakia needs jobs

THE EUROPEAN Commission (EC) has recommended that Slovakia concentrate on creating jobs for its inhabitants. The country has one of the highest jobless rates of the 10 EU-accession states, with unemployment particularly high among the country's recent university graduates, the Roma, handicapped citizens, and young parents.

An EC report on employment in the 10 candidate states appeals to those states to increase employment and to transfer labour focus from agriculture and industry to the service sector. The report also recommends that candidates increase the qualifications of their respective workforces

As of January 2003, Slovakia's average unemployment rate among people ready to take a job was 17.71 per cent, according to the National Labour Office, while the total unemployment rate was 19.18 per cent.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Slovakia tests en mass and launches vaccination of seniors

Health minister admits resignation if alert system not observed. Slovak diplomat has a new lucrative post.

The vaccination in nursing homes started.

A swab instead of a jab. The renamed testing kicked off

The government spent the week deciding about nationwide testing. Lockdown is starting to show in infection numbers, experts say.

Košice

Curfew will be prolonged. Negative test result will be required for work or trips to nature (FAQ)

Here are some of the answers to questions about the ongoing mass testing.

Nitra

Why Trump's Twitter ban is no censorship

The solution is to force Facebook to regulate their content more — not less.