Fico: Slovak Railways is first victim of crisis

The first victim of the global economic crisis in Slovakia are the Slovak railways, Prime Minister Robert Fico said after meeting with social partners in Bratislava on December 16. Railways are now in a difficult situation due to expected 40 percent loss in profits in the freight rail transportation.

The first victim of the global economic crisis in Slovakia are the Slovak railways, Prime Minister Robert Fico said after meeting with social partners in Bratislava on December 16. Railways are now in a difficult situation due to expected 40 percent loss in profits in the freight rail transportation.

"It's caused by the fact that large companies won't make use of railways to the same extent they do now," Fico said.

He also reassured railway workers that the Government won’t agree to lay-offs.

Fico continued that Finance Minister Ján Počiatek has already prepared initial plans aimed at financial assistance to the Slovak railways that will help them tackle the impacts of the crisis.

"It mostly concerns moves focusing on the reduction of the loss the railways suffered in 2007," Fico said, adding that the problem of Slovak railways - that has lasted for many years - cannot be resolved without money. TASR

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

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Investors pursued projects and transactions despite the virus

Investors pursued projects and transactions despite the virus. Check out the 2020 investment highlights from Slovakia.

The visualisation of new Istropolis building

Better times ahead for the Calvary in Bratislava

The last preserved station was restored this summer.

The last preserved station of the Stations of the Cross in Bratislava

Why you need to buy a belt

On this Black Friday, with society teetering on the brink of chaos, I ask that we all do our part.

Virtual school and children's well-being

11 tips how to help children thrive during the pandemic.