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.

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Children flying kites in Žilina.

Short stories about 'unicorns' win a prize

Philip Morris has opened an interactive laboratory in Banská Bystrica, and private radio stations will say goodbye to Slovak music.


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Actor Noël Czuczor portrays Alfréd Wetzler in "The Auschwitz Report".

The Allies knew about Auschwitz atrocities, but they bombed the Bratislava refinery instead

A report about the atrocities written by two Slovaks who escaped the camp was ignored for weeks and months.


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Cyclists and scooter riders wave their way on Obchodná Street.

How to cycle in the centre of Bratislava

Obchodná Street is one problematic stretch for cyclists in the capital.


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The Christmas market on Main Square.

In spite of pandemic, Bratislava is preparing for Christmas markets

But there won't be an ice rink in Hviezdoslavovo Square this year.


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