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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.

Top stories

Preparation of young journalists lags

Editors and students complain about the lack of practical training at journalism schools and missing links with the realities of the media market.

International students travel to attend world leading universities. So they did in the past.

Raslavice village creates jobs; constructs wellness centre

By using eurofunds and state aid new Mayor of Raslavice Marek Rakoš thus created some 80 jobs in two years.

Fico: We are ready to discuss the 13th salary

The prime minister also presented reasons why Slovakia should be in the EU core.

PM Robert Fico

Meucci: Italy is not going through a catastrophe

Gabriele Meucci has been serving as the Italian Ambassador to Slovakia since January this year. He says that Slovakia is a haven for Italian investors but recently also for Italians coming here to work.

Italian Ambassador to Slovakia Gabriele Meucci