Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORT

Many Slovaks work abroad

SLOVAKS are more eager to travel abroad for work than other EU members, the business daily Hospodárske noviny wrote.

The most popular work destination for Slovaks is the Czech Republic, where as many as 70,000 Slovaks are employed. The second most popular place is Hungary, with many Hungarian nationals from Southern Slovakia commuting to work. According to EURES, an organized network of services to support work mobility, some 20,000 Slovak citizens work in Hungary.

Great Britain is also a popular work destination for Slovaks; some 18,5000 Slovak citizens work there.

Foreigners are not nearly as eager to work in Slovakia. Only 3,000 foreign nationals work in the country. According to Boris Katuščák from EURES, high unemployment and low wages in Slovakia make its labour market particularly unattractive.

Top stories

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness

Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.