February: The top business stories of 2011

ICT sector ranks as an economic pillar. The Slovak IT Association (ITAS) introduces a study about the role of the ICT sector in the Slovak economy noting that it has grown with minimal state support and now offers products and services with a high added value. The study counted almost 40,000 employees in the sector with an average monthly salary of €1,500 while noting that the ICT firms paid more than €170 million in corporate income taxes in 2009, more than the entire manufacturing sector and several times that of the automotive industry.

ICT sector ranks as an economic pillar. The Slovak IT Association (ITAS) introduces a study about the role of the ICT sector in the Slovak economy noting that it has grown with minimal state support and now offers products and services with a high added value. The study counted almost 40,000 employees in the sector with an average monthly salary of €1,500 while noting that the ICT firms paid more than €170 million in corporate income taxes in 2009, more than the entire manufacturing sector and several times that of the automotive industry.

Logistics firm announces expansion. PointPark Properties announces that it will expand its logistics park in Lozorno by another 110,000 square metres. The investment includes construction of new logistic halls which will be finished in 2014, bringing 450 new jobs.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.