Reader feedback: 3-month wait costs small business

Re: Establishing firms in Slovakia as slow as in Botswana, Flash News, Oct. 20 - 26, Vol. 9, No 40

I think one should be "shaken" by the fact that it takes three months to set up a company here, since it gives one a hint of how serious the country is about economic growth and stimulation.

Look at the USA, where it takes a week or less to set up a company. Small and mid-sized businesses are the backbone of the US economy. And the fact that a person doesn't have to jump through a series of bureaucratic hoops to set up a business is a major incentive.

Of course, the three-month waiting period here is only one factor out of many. But it does affect the country's business environment, and thus the economy.

Eric M. Roberts,

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Some schools open, so do some ski resorts

Top prosecutor to be appointed soon. Zsuzsová goes to prison in a murder case. Pezinok judges are busy deciding about custodies for high-profile suspects.

Some schools will open on December 7

Matovič pushed through testing at schools, government is launching a pilot project this weekend.

PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

Freed in the Kuciak murder case, guilty of another murder

The Specialised Criminal Court sends Alena Zsuzsová to prison for ordering the murder of former Hurbanovo mayor. She appealed against the verdict, insists she is innocent.

Alena Zsuzsová is escorted to the courtroom.

Health Ministry gearing up for COVID vaccines

Mass campaign planned to get people to take jab.

Illustrative stock photo