A round-up of the year in business

SLOVAKIA, like other countries throughout the world, had to deal with the impacts of the global financial and economic crisis throughout 2010. While the country’s gross domestic product grew over the course of 2010, in contrast to the 4.7-percent contraction recorded in 2009, Slovakia’s relatively small and open economy, which exports a large portion of its production, suffered from lower economic activity in its main trading partners. After the June 12 parliamentary election the baton of government was passed from the populist and nationalist coalition headed by previous prime minister Robert Fico to a centre-right coalition of four parties led by Prime Minister Iveta Radičová. The new government, which has called itself a government of cooperation and responsibility, has started down a path of austerity measures to avoid the possibility that the country will face a situation similar to that of Greece or Ireland.

SLOVAKIA, like other countries throughout the world, had to deal with the impacts of the global financial and economic crisis throughout 2010. While the country’s gross domestic product grew over the course of 2010, in contrast to the 4.7-percent contraction recorded in 2009, Slovakia’s relatively small and open economy, which exports a large portion of its production, suffered from lower economic activity in its main trading partners. After the June 12 parliamentary election the baton of government was passed from the populist and nationalist coalition headed by previous prime minister Robert Fico to a centre-right coalition of four parties led by Prime Minister Iveta Radičová. The new government, which has called itself a government of cooperation and responsibility, has started down a path of austerity measures to avoid the possibility that the country will face a situation similar to that of Greece or Ireland.


The year in business:
1.January - The year in business
2.February - The year in business
3.March - The year in business
4.April - The year in business
5.May - The year in business
6.June - The year in business
7.July - The year in business
8.August - The year in business
9.September - The year in business
10.October - The year in business
11.November - The year in business
12.December - The year in business

Top stories

News digest: Central bank calling vaccination pace more important than that of GDP growth

Police announced strict border checks for tomorrow. Ministry analysts revised their GDP growth prognosis. Employees of U.S. Steel in Košice threaten a strike.


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Irena Matova

She cannot read, she does not understand. Last victim of police raid still faces prosecution

Human rights organisations have been calling for the proper investigation of alleged police violence in the case of the 2013 Moldova raid.


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Prologis Park Bratislava

Once an ugly duckling, the pandemic has the turned logistics real estate sector into a desirable investment opportunity

The sector will continue to be driven by e-commerce, the automotive sector and the global trend of sustainability.


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EC President Ursula von der Leyen and Slovak PM Eduard Heger during a press conference in Bratislava when announcing that EC approved the Slovak recovery plan.

EC approves Slovakia’s recovery plan

EC President Ursula von der Leyen said the plan meets criteria and is also ambitious.


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