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Unemployment rate keeps decreasing

Positive development of Slovakia’s economy seen behind the decrease. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Feb 2017, at 22:07

European Investment Bank supported Slovakia with €918 million in 2016

2016 was a successful year for the EIB Group in Slovakia, said EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Feb 2017, at 21:54

Vazil Hudák

Slovak oil transporter plans to build new oil tanks

Transpetrol wants to invest €40 million into two new tanks. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Feb 2017, at 21:46

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Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

Money is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Feb 2017, at 13:44

Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme. Peter Adamovsky ,20. Feb 2017, at 6:30

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

Fee has a negative impact

Practice shows that municipalities will require investors to pay the fee for development from their own budgets and at the same time to also cover the so-called induced investments. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Feb 2017, at 5:30

Some municipalities want to re-think the fee.

Tenders for €4.5bn launched in 2016

Slovakia witnessed the lowest number of launched public competitions and expected investments since 2012. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Feb 2017, at 5:30

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Construction sector continues struggling

Road infrastructure has the biggest impact on building activities. Radka Minarechová ,17. Feb 2017, at 6:30

Construction is expected to expand this year.

Ikea launch on-line shopping in Slovakia

Long-expected service now arrived. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Feb 2017, at 22:16

Jaguar after the first few months of construction works

The works officially started in September 2016. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Feb 2017, at 22:02

Bankrupt people can keep €10,000 for housing, cabinet approved

Every debtor who resorts to personal bankruptcy will be able to retain €10,000 for so-called housing expenses, according to an approved bill. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Feb 2017, at 14:12

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Érsek made concession to Kažimír in Prešov bypass

After wrangling within the Slovak cabinet, the transport minister yielded to pressure from the finance minister and changed the project of the northern bypass of the city of Prešov; the state will not spend €900… Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Feb 2017, at 13:59

Transport Minister Árpád Érsek

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister. Radka Minarechová ,16. Feb 2017, at 13:26

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New investment to create 500 jobs

A producer of plastic components may become the third biggest employer in the region. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Feb 2017, at 23:59

Plastic Omnium already has one plant in Záhorie.

Ryanair adds two new flights from Bratislava airport

In autumn 2017, new flights to Bologna and Thessaloniki will be added. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Feb 2017, at 23:52

Ryaniar plane, illustrative stock photo

Economy boosted by demand

GDP grew slightly less than in 2015, mostly due to lower use of EU funds. Radka Minarechová ,15. Feb 2017, at 16:03

Household consumption improved.

Hornonitrianske Bane mines may end

Despite environmental studies at the EU level, the Slovak state wants to continue subsidising brown coal mining. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Feb 2017, at 13:55

SE is the main client of the Hornonitrianske Bane mine.

Inflation continues rising

Consumer prices were impacted by food and fuels, but also by changes to regulated energies. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Feb 2017, at 13:43

Slovak agriculture faces changes

While self-sufficient in milk, beef, poultry, eggs and sugar, sector lags in pork, fruits and vegetables. Peter Adamovsky ,14. Feb 2017, at 13:58

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Slovakia to have new environmental strategy

The newly prepared strategy, aimed to replace the 25-year-old document, is a new approach to the new challenges Slovakia faces. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Feb 2017, at 13:30

Emissions quotas are a good deal - for some.

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