Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORT

NBS foresees 5 percent economic growth

THE SLOVAK economy should grow at a pace of over 5 percent in the medium-term, the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) forecasts.

NBS Governor Ivan Šramko said that in 2007 GDP growth is estimated to approach 7 percent, mostly on the back of the production of the automotive investors, the TASR news agency wrote.

"Consequently, this production should have a positive impact on the current account balance of payments deficit," Šramko added.

The central bank also expects the Slovak crown to gradually stabilize against the euro.

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava