Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Interest in Slovak airport privatization mounting

FORTY-NINE companies have officially submitted their bids for the Bratislava and Kosice airports. Others have one more week to send in their offers before the deadline.

The Slovak government is expected to announce the winner of the public tender by the end of this year. The state privatization committee refuses to provide estimates on how much the sale will fetch, the SME daily reported.

Title: Upper limit on local taxes introduced as punishment to municipalities

IF THE FINANCE Ministry has its way, municipalities will no longer be able to raise local taxes on fixed assets by an unlimited amount.

The Finance Ministry received complaints from businesses claiming to be placed under enormous financial strain when their municipalities increased their local taxes to 20 and 30 times the original level. Some businesses were facing bankruptcy as a result.

The Finance Minister incorporated a proposal to regulate local taxation and waste management fees in a draft bill amendment. The cabinet approved the bill last week and has forwarded it to the parliament.
"Local taxes belong under the regional government's authority and rightly it should not be limited. However, life shows that that some limits need to be set," the cabinet appointee for decentralization, Viktor Nižcanský, told the Hospodárske Noviny daily.

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

Top stories

PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

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.

Southern Slovakia will face heat again

The first-level warning is issued for the 16th and 17th.

Interior minister will not be prosecuted for corruption

The prosecutor’s office does not find his business with tax fraud suspect suspicious.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák