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January: The top business stories of 2011

VAT rate goes up. The basic VAT rate increases by 1 percentage point on January 1 to 20 percent and the 6-percent VAT rate for foodstuffs sold directly from farms is eliminated.

VAT rate goes up. The basic VAT rate increases by 1 percentage point on January 1 to 20 percent and the 6-percent VAT rate for foodstuffs sold directly from farms is eliminated.

Constitutional Court delivers two major rulings. The first ruling dealt with a law passed by the previous government that prohibited private health insurers from paying dividends to shareholders – the court found the law to be unconstitutional. The Constitutional Court ruled in the second case that an amendment to Slovakia’s highway construction law that permitted the state to begin building highways on privately-owned land before the land expropriation process was completed was also unconstitutional.

RegioJet announces new rail service. RegioJet, a private subsidiary of a Czech transport firm, unveils plans to provide regular passenger transport on the line between Bratislava and Komárno, beginning in March 2012.

Decommissioning of V1 plant advances. The Nuclear Decommissioning Company (JAVYS) announces that it has completed the removal of all used nuclear fuel from the shutdown V1 nuclear power plant in Jaslovské Bohunice. Complete decommissioning of the V1 unit is planned to be wrapped up in 2025. Slovakia agreed to shutter and decommission the plant prior to its accession to the EU.

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Top stories

My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.

Harvey Weinstein

Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 17 and November 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Chinese could produce e-cars in Slovakia - PM Robert Fico does not see election defeat - Poliačik leaves the strongest opposition party

PM Robert Fico