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ANOTHER YEAR OF FISCAL BELT-TIGHTENING

February: The top business stories of 2012

Slovakia’s government bond rating downgraded. Moody’s Investors Service downgrades Slovakia’s government bond ratings to A2 from A1. The outlook changes to negative. The agency justifies its decision by pointing to the uncertainty over the prospects for institutional reform in the eurozone and the weak macroeconomic outlook across the region. Another factor is Slovakia’s increased susceptibility to financial and political event risk, presenting considerable challenges to achieving the government’s fiscal consolidation targets.

Slovakia’s government bond rating downgraded. Moody’s Investors Service downgrades Slovakia’s government bond ratings to A2 from A1. The outlook changes to negative. The agency justifies its decision by pointing to the uncertainty over the prospects for institutional reform in the eurozone and the weak macroeconomic outlook across the region. Another factor is Slovakia’s increased susceptibility to financial and political event risk, presenting considerable challenges to achieving the government’s fiscal consolidation targets.

Parliament approves law on salaries for nurses. The aim of the law is to prevent the salaries of nurses and midwives from falling under a certain level, between €640 and €928 per month, depending on experience. In July the Constitutional Court suspends the law, but as of late December 2012, it has yet to rule definitively.

Financial Administration director dismissed due to malfunctioning IT system. Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš dismisses Igor Krnáč from his post as head of the Financial Administration due to his failure to handle implementation of a new information system to be used by the Financial Administration, resulting in chaos in collecting and administering taxes in Slovakia. Also, Miroslav Mikulčík is dismissed from his post as director of the Financial Operations Competence Centre at Slovakia’s Financial Administration due to persistent problems with the information system used in tax administration.

March: The top business stories of 2012

April: The top business stories of 2012

May: The top business stories of 2012

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July: The top business stories of 2012

August: The top business stories of 2012

September: The top business stories of 2012

October: The top business stories of 2012

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Top stories

Former MP František Gaulieder killed by train

Former MP František Gaulieder, who once was illegally excluded from parliament by HZDS and its chairman, was killed by a train near the village of Trnovec nad Váhom (in Nitra Region) in the early hours of March 25.

František Gaulieder back in 1996 hwen he was excluded from parliament.

Slovakia beats Malta in World Cup qualification Video

The Slovak team beat Malta on March 26 evening at the Maltese stadium in Ta’Qali in their third consecutive winning qualification match.

Slovak rejoice after scoring a goal in Malta, March 25.

Breath-taking photographs of Slovak mountains Photo

Young photographer Šimon Trnka is proving the beauty of (not only) Slovak mountains in his photographs.

Discrimination, police brutality highlighted

The Slovak Spectator reviews some of the cases which Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcová has cited in her reports.

Less than dozen MPs were listening to Obudswoman