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ANOTHER YEAR OF FISCAL BELT-TIGHTENING

January: The top business stories of 2012

FNM chief sacked over Gorilla file. The cabinet of Iveta Radičová sacks Anna Bubeníková, a nominee of Radičová’s own Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), from her job as head of the National Property Fund (FNM). Thus Gorilla, a leaked file purporting to describe an operation conducted by the country’s main intelligence agency between 2005 and 2006 over suspicions of high-ranking political corruption, claimed its first victim. The Gorilla file, the authenticity of which remains unverified, suggested that Bubeníková served as a go-between for Jaroslav Haščák, co-owner of the Penta financial group, and the FNM, where she also worked in 2005. As of December 2012, the investigation into the Gorilla file remains uncompleted.

FNM chief sacked over Gorilla file. The cabinet of Iveta Radičová sacks Anna Bubeníková, a nominee of Radičová’s own Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), from her job as head of the National Property Fund (FNM). Thus Gorilla, a leaked file purporting to describe an operation conducted by the country’s main intelligence agency between 2005 and 2006 over suspicions of high-ranking political corruption, claimed its first victim. The Gorilla file, the authenticity of which remains unverified, suggested that Bubeníková served as a go-between for Jaroslav Haščák, co-owner of the Penta financial group, and the FNM, where she also worked in 2005. As of December 2012, the investigation into the Gorilla file remains uncompleted.

Slovak man charged in US in connection with Megaupload.com website. The US Department of Defence and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) charges two companies and seven individuals, including 35-year-old Slovak citizen Július Bencko, with operating an international organised criminal group allegedly involved in the widespread infringement of copyrights via the internet site Megaupload.com.

PSA Peugeot Trnava starts hiring 900 new employees. Trnava-based carmaker PSA Peugeot-Citroën Slovakia launches recruitment of 900 employees to work on Peugeot 208, whose production was launched in November 2011, and a third factory shift.


February: The top business stories of 2012

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October: The top business stories of 2012

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Top stories

Human trafficking also concerns Slovaks. They are mostly sold to the UK Photo

The focus has recently been shifting from women to men. They are sold into forced work, to carry out jobs nobody else wants to do.

Slovaks are mostly trafficked to Austria and Germany for forced begging.

Travelling to the USA by plane is extremely cheap

The low prices are impacted mostly by cheap oil and big competition in the market.

Midtown Manhattan, New York City

Writer Patrick Ness will meet readers in Bratislava today

Acclaimed author and screenwriter of the recently adapted novel A Monster Calls arrives in Bratislava to introduce his book More than this.

Patrick Ness

Investigator: We have cases where parents have sold their own daughters for sex Photo

The price of a human when trafficked on the black market is between €3,500 and €20,000.

Adrián Begáň