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April: The top business stories of 2011

Restriction on acquiring land is extended. The European Commission accepts an extension of Slovakia’s restrictions on the sale of agricultural and forest land to EU nationals until May 2014. EU-based companies can continue to purchase Slovak agricultural land without restriction if it is used for agricultural purposes.

Restriction on acquiring land is extended. The European Commission accepts an extension of Slovakia’s restrictions on the sale of agricultural and forest land to EU nationals until May 2014. EU-based companies can continue to purchase Slovak agricultural land without restriction if it is used for agricultural purposes.

PSA Peugeot Citroën brings new model to Trnava. French-based PSA Peugeot Citroën confirms an investment of over €120 million to produce a third car model at its Trnava plant, increasing the plant’s labour force by almost 900 to about 3,900. The plant will start production of the Peugeot 208 in November, a third model to accompany the Peugeot 207 and Citroen C3 Picasso that are already built in Trnava.

Top stories

Product quality laid on the EU table

Concerns over the different quality of same brand products are confirmed, but will anything change soon?

Will shopping in supermarkets soon become a thing of the past?

Education minister fails to explain distribution of EU money

The opposition parties plan to initiate a no-confidence vote, the second against this minister.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Who will stand up for journalists in Turkish prisons?

Journalists living in countries where politicians (for now) do not send people to prison for their opinions, who only sigh in relief that they are lucky this story does not concern them, are deeply mistaken.

Protesters in front of the court building.

EU court’s advocate general proposes to dismiss quota lawsuits

Yves Bot rejects arguments from Slovakia and Hungary on the legality of the relocation plan.

Refugees at the border between Hungary and Serbia.