Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS IN SHORT

Mikloš rejects EU tax harmonisation

SLOVAKIA’S finance minister says the Competitiveness Pact, which the biggest eurozone economies have drafted to help deal with the instability of the single European currency, is a good idea but insists it cannot be accepted whole. According to Ivan Mikloš, the major problem would be harmonisation of the tax base for corporate profits.

SLOVAKIA’S finance minister says the Competitiveness Pact, which the biggest eurozone economies have drafted to help deal with the instability of the single European currency, is a good idea but insists it cannot be accepted whole. According to Ivan Mikloš, the major problem would be harmonisation of the tax base for corporate profits.

“We basically agree with these measures and support this activity although we have some reservations,” Mikloš said, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

Mikloš does not see a problem with measures including unified wage indexing, mutual acknowledgement of qualifications, linking the pension system to demographic development, creation of national crisis mechanisms for banks, or incorporation of a debt-brake system in the constitutions of member states.

“Our fundamental problem is with the harmonisation of corporate income tax,” SITA quoted Mikloš as saying. “We fear that it is not realistic to reach an agreement on the tax base that would not worsen the Slovak tax system.”


Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4