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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

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships.

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Teachers and scientist support anti-corruption march

They praise the activities of students who may change the current state of corruption.

Organisers of the first student protest, Karolína Farská and Dávid Straka.