July - The year in business

Fixed and mobile operators merged – Slovak Telekom, the country’s major fixed-line operator, merged with T-Mobile Slovensko on July 1. Slovak Telekom became the legal successor of the two companies, both of which were majority-owned by Deutsche Telekom.

Fixed and mobile operators merged – Slovak Telekom, the country’s major fixed-line operator, merged with T-Mobile Slovensko on July 1. Slovak Telekom became the legal successor of the two companies, both of which were majority-owned by Deutsche Telekom.

Slovakia joined the EFSF – Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš signed the framework agreement for the European Financial Stabilisation Facility (EFSF) on July 15 and Slovakia became the last country to join the plan. Since Slovakia was just changing government after the June parliamentary election the incoming and the outgoing governments played a tug of war for several weeks over the issue. Outgoing prime minister Fico had quickly tossed the ball to incoming Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, saying that approval of the European programme was the new government’s responsibility. She had insisted that Slovakia’s formal yes or no, which was supposed to come before July 1, was fully within the power of Fico’s government, which had earlier inked the deal. Radičová was officially appointed prime minister on July 8.


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First Delta variant confirmed in Slovakia

The labs confirmed the strain in a positive sample from a person who returned from Russia.


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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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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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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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