Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Significant wage differentiation throughout Slovakia

THE RATE of real wages growth is varied throughout Slovakia. While in Košice, Bratislava and Trnava regions salaries increased by 8 percent, it is only 4.4 percent in the Prešov region, the daily SME wrote.

The Prešov region traditionally has the lowest average salary - slightly more than Sk12,000 (€310). According to the Slovak Statistics Office, the Slovak salary average for the first half year of 2005 stands at Sk16,381 (€425), but in seven out of eight Slovak regions the average salary is lower than that. Bratislava is the only region where the regional average exceeds the national average. People in the Bratislava region earn in average Sk22,421 (€580). The Košice region has the second highest average salary with Sk16,028 (€415).

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

Top stories

Smer follows a downward trend but may escape oblivion

What does the defeat in regional elections mean for the future of Slovakia’s strongest party?

“How could it be a fiasco when a political party wins most councillors among all parties?” asks PM Robert Fico.

Valorisation mechanism changes

But not everybody is satisfied with some of the latest changes.

My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.

Harvey Weinstein

Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.