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Reverse gas flow launched

PROBABLY the most visible measure of a €250 million social-economic package, which the cabinet of Prime Minister Robert Fico designed in 2014 to compensate Slovaks for recent years of austerity, is free rail transport. As of November 17 the group of people eligible for free rail transport was extended to nearly half of the nation while the number of trains was also increased. At the same time two Czech rail carriers entered long-distance rail transport in Slovakia, too. Among other topics hitting front pages of newspaper over 2014 were the efforts of Italian energy group Enel to sell its majority stake in the Slovak dominant power producer Slovenské Elektrárne and the launch of the reverse flow of the natural gas from Slovakia to Ukraine.

PROBABLY the most visible measure of a €250 million social-economic package, which the cabinet of Prime Minister Robert Fico designed in 2014 to compensate Slovaks for recent years of austerity, is free rail transport. As of November 17 the group of people eligible for free rail transport was extended to nearly half of the nation while the number of trains was also increased. At the same time two Czech rail carriers entered long-distance rail transport in Slovakia, too. Among other topics hitting front pages of newspaper over 2014 were the efforts of Italian energy group Enel to sell its majority stake in the Slovak dominant power producer Slovenské Elektrárne and the launch of the reverse flow of the natural gas from Slovakia to Ukraine.

Here, we look back on the most significant economic and business news events of the year as they happened.

Topic: Energy


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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.