Business

Historical industrial premises draw restaurant operators

Eating habits of Bratislavans are changing; people go out more often and eat more frequently in restaurants.Jana Liptáková, 15. Nov 2019, at 9:30

Visualisation of the Medusa restaurant in the historical Jurkovič heating plant.
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First awards for sustainable development

The Pontis Foundation awarded organisations, institutions and individuals for their approach to sustainable development goals.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Nov 2019, at 0:08

Volkswagen pays the most taxes in Slovakia

Four companies paid more than €100 million in taxes and levies.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Nov 2019, at 23:43

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Slovak economy keeps decelerating

It is already the second negative surprise this year, analysts say.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Nov 2019, at 14:10

The Slovak Automotive Industry Association (ZAP) and carmakers in Slovakia are not happy about the government's lack of care when it comes to the implementation of government measures, which are supposed to help the car industry in Slovakia

Slovaks care about the environment and climate change; so should companies

More than one half of Slovaks still can't think of specific companies doing responsible business.Radka Minarechová, 14. Nov 2019, at 12:22

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People do not want an indoor ski hall in Donovaly

The ski hall may help tourism and employment, the municipality said.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Nov 2019, at 13:57

A visualition of an indoor ski area in Donovaly

Top lawyer: Some opportunities only come during revolutionary times

Specialisation was frowned upon in the beginnings of commercial law in Slovakia, but we knew we had to specialise to provide quality, says Daniel Soukenik.Michaela Terenzani, 13. Nov 2019, at 11:30

David Soukeník

Incomplete Bratislava ring road reports another problem

The embankment has failed loading tests.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Nov 2019, at 21:57

The construction of the D4 motorway near Bratislava

The concentration of the automotive industry is now the Achilles’ heel of Slovakia

Former NBS governor Vladimir Masár was one of the people who facilitated Slovakia’s transition to a market economy.Jana Liptáková, 12. Nov 2019, at 13:31

Vladimír Masár

Banks refused to pay special levy

They say it is unconstitutional and will take it to court.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Nov 2019, at 13:12

Slovak Bank Association executive director Milena Koreňová (left), SBA president Alexander Resch, SBA vice-president Daniel Kollár and SBA board member Peter Krutil počas tlačovej konferencie Prezídia SBA v Bratislave hold a press conference on the bank levy in Bratislava on November 11, 2019

76 companies will receive compensation for electricity prices

The highest contribution will go to U.S. Steel Košice.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Nov 2019, at 13:40

U.S. Steel Košice workers have announced a strike alert, demanding a salary increase.

The European Commission is sceptical of Slovakia's budget

It forecasts Slovakia’s economic expansion to give way to slower growth.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Nov 2019, at 13:34

The government meets in Bratislava on October 2, 2019

Slovaks live better now than before 1989, statistics show

But many people still yield to myths about the communist regime and nostalgia.Jana Liptáková, 11. Nov 2019, at 12:27

The range of products at shops during the previous regime was significantly smaller than it is today.

Slovak software company to protect the Google Play Store

Eset is an inaugural member of the App Defense Alliance.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Nov 2019, at 22:51

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Polus City Centre changes to Vivo!

The refurbishment of the Polus City Centre cost €25 million.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Nov 2019, at 22:45

Polus City Center changed name to Vivo!

Slovak ramp inspector: We can ground a plane if deficiencies aren’t removed

Securing the safety of air traffic makes for a fulfilling job, said Gabriela Galambošová, a Slovak hero from the EU Protects campaign.Radka Minarechová, 7. Nov 2019, at 14:50

Gabriela Galambošová

Slovaks consume fewer antibiotics, but resistance is rising

Doctors in districts with high antibiotics consumption should think again about whether they are really necessary.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Nov 2019, at 14:00

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UniCredit Bank faces strike

Trade unions want the salaries of employees to be increased.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Nov 2019, at 13:57

UniCredit Bank

Slovakia’s government debt well below the EU average

However, Slovakia’s government deficit slightly worsened in 2018.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2019, at 21:46

Slovakia remains in the club of the EU countries with one of the lowest government debts. Slovakia's debt was at 49.4 percent of GDP in 2018

Bank levy may double

Smer wants one third of bank's profit.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2019, at 14:01

Smer chair Robert Fico's plan to increase a bank levy has been approved by the government on November 6, 2019