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March: The top business stories of 2011

Warehouse construction in eastern Slovakia. The Goodman Group begins building a 21,000-square-metre production and warehouse complex in an industrial zone near Košice Airport at a cost of €16 million.

Warehouse construction in eastern Slovakia. The Goodman Group begins building a 21,000-square-metre production and warehouse complex in an industrial zone near Košice Airport at a cost of €16 million.

Slovakia offers e-mobile. Regional power distribution companies continue building public charging stations. After Východoslovenská Energetika opened its first station in November 2010, Západoslovenská Energetika announces its own e-mobility project, Vibrate, this month. This project is in cooperation with Vienna and will link that city with Bratislava along a so-called green highway, a network of charging stations, thought to be the first cross-border e-mobility project in Europe.

Tour seeks US investors. Economy Minister Juraj Miškov and Slovakia’s Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) travel to the US to encourage investors to come to Slovakia. Michelle O’Neill, the US Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, told Miškov that American companies would like to take part in building the new nuclear power plant at Jaslovské Bohunice in Trnava Region.

Plans to lease Bratislava Airport. The government decides to lease Letisko M. R. Štefánika – Bratislava Airport – to a concessionaire for a period of 30 years and says the process should be completed by summer 2012.

Slovakia ranks No. 1 in auto production. UniCredit Bank ranks Slovakia as the world’s No. 1 producer of automobiles per capita, having assembled 557,000 passenger cars in 2010, followed by the Czech Republic and Slovenia. These three countries manufacture around 100 passenger cars per 1,000 residents annually. In total production, Slovakia ranked nineteenth in the world, according to UniCredit Bank.

Penta acquires Dexia bank. The private equity firm Penta acquires an 88.71-percent stake in Dexia Banka Slovensko for €81.76 million and later announces a mandatory buyout bid for the remaining shares of the bank.

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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).

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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.

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