Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Second stage of car-scrapping bonus over after just 5 working days

The second round of the so-called car-scrapping bonus contribution ended on Tuesday, April 14, the Car Industry Association announced the same day.

The second round of the so-called car-scrapping bonus contribution ended on Tuesday, April 14, the Car Industry Association announced the same day.

State payments totalling €22.1 million in total, intended to subsidise the replacement of 22,100 cars more than ten years old, were claimed within five working, the TASR newswire wrote.

The first round of the bonus scheme, which was allocated €33.2 million of public funds, ended after two-and-a-half weeks in March. The Economy Ministry said it was not surprised by the huge public interest in the second round, which surpassed even the first wave, according to ministry spokesman Branislav Zvara.

Prime Minister Robert Fico announced before the second wave was launched that it would be the last but car industry representatives have continued lobbying for the scheme to continue. They claim that, as well as boosting flagging car sales, the bonus has made money for the state by raising tax revenues which exceed the cost of the subsidy. 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.

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