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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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Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.

New legislation protects creditors from unfair mergers

Fraudulent mergers were a legal business model enabling unfair businesses to get rid of debts

Tightening conditions when merging companies will increase the red tape of lawful mergers and prolong this procedure.

Fifty Shades of Grey: Slovakia's Olympic outfits will not stray from tradition Photo

The official outfit for Slovak athletes at the Pyongyang Olympic Games has been presented; the Slovak Olympic Committee (SOV) is not satisfied.

Olympic outfit of Slovak athletes

Blog: How long until a robot takes your job?

Are robots really taking over? What are the benefits and what are the risks?

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