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May: The top business stories of 2011

New gas power plant opens. A combined-cycle, gas-fired power plant in Malženice in Trnava Region opens on May 1. The plant can produce 3 billion kWh of electricity per year. Construction took 26 months with a total investment of €400 million, the largest power plant built by E.ON in Slovakia in recent years.

Malženice power plant began operating.(Source: TASR)

New gas power plant opens. A combined-cycle, gas-fired power plant in Malženice in Trnava Region opens on May 1. The plant can produce 3 billion kWh of electricity per year. Construction took 26 months with a total investment of €400 million, the largest power plant built by E.ON in Slovakia in recent years.

Bekaert expands its facility. Bekaert, a global metal and advanced materials company headquartered in Belgium that has been in Slovakia for 10 years, opens an expanded facility in Sládkovičovo that vastly increases its production capacity there. Bekaert’s aggregate investment in Slovakia has been €240 million over the decade.

Slovak media introduce website fees. Several Slovak media websites, including those of the Sme, Hospodárske Noviny, and Pravda dailies, launch a joint project called Piano which costs €2.90 per month or €29 per year for a reader to access certain features on the websites.

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