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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

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.

Blog: Are flying cars coming to the skies?

At least 19 companies, including a Slovak one, are currently developing flying car planes, but there are still many issues that must be worked out.

AeroMobil

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

The biggest antiquarian bookshop from Leopoldov is stored in Trnava Photo

The new year could bring a new cultural centre in antiquarian bookshop.

Archive photo