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Slovakia changes land expropriation to unlock construction of Bratislava ring road

Experts warn that the new legislation may result in irreplaceable damage to national nature parks. Jana Liptáková ,24. May 2017, at 17:04

Slovakia vies for medicines agency

What chances does the country have at winning the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency that needs to relocate from London? Radka Minarechová ,24. May 2017, at 16:00

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A Chinese tyre company may come to Slovakia

The investment of the LinLong company in the Czech Republic is in talks, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary are also considered. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. May 2017, at 13:58

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State company launches tender for renovation of lock chambers on Danube

The Vodohospodárska výstavba (VV) state-owned company plans to renovate part of the Gabčíkovo waterworks (VD) hydro-power-plant for almost €139 million. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. May 2017, at 23:30

Gabčíkovo hydro-power plant

Companies won’t need e-IDs for official email

For a small fee, statutory representatives will be able to receive state mail to their personal letterboxes. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. May 2017, at 13:21

Slovakia wants bigger balance in mutual trade with China

Slovakia wants to participate in China’s New Silk Road project. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. May 2017, at 0:04

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen near decorations depicting a modern high speed train and Chinese Admiral Zheng, who commanded expeditionary voyages across Asia and East Africa in the 15th century, in Beijing on May 14.

Lozorno boasts most developed plant for assembling car wheels in EuropePhoto

The PTG company has developed tailor-made robots for this assembly plant near Bratislava. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. May 2017, at 23:53

PTG assembly line in Lozorno.

PM Fico: Investors should clearly declare whether they have encountered corruption or not

Representatives of the biggest investors in Slovakia met with Fico to discuss the local business environment. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. May 2017, at 23:40

PM Robert Fico meeting with representatives of big investors in Slovakia.

Unemployment rate falls to 7.74 percent in April

For the first time since 2008, the unemployment rate in Slovakia was lower than 8 percent. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. May 2017, at 14:03

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Roman Kovács wants to renew production of wooden toothbrushes in Bratislava.

PKS: Share of Slovak food products in stores keeps falling

The Slovak Association of Modern Trade points out that Slovak producers are often unable to satisfy the demand of retailers. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. May 2017, at 22:59

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Amazon chose Slovakia for its top returns centrePhoto

The online retainer lures its future workers by wages and benefits. Jana Liptáková ,18. May 2017, at 18:33

Bratislava lures tourists with campaign featuring historical figuresPhoto

The Slovak capital Bratislava intends to attract tourists with a new campaign based on personalities that have historical ties with the city, such as Maria Theresa, Albert Einstein and Pope John Paul II. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. May 2017, at 12:55

The banner featuring Albert Einstein

IT industry is the leader of Slovak economy for profitability

Analysis finds food processing, entertainment and relaxation, accommodation and gastronomy at the opposite end of the chart. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. May 2017, at 23:04

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One in six people who call 155 do not really need an ambulance

There are also cases where callers abuse the emergency line. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. May 2017, at 22:13

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New section of R2 express double-carriageway near Zvolen opens

The highway should reduce traffic in nearby villages. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. May 2017, at 13:57

The ceremonial opening of R2 express double-carriageway section Zvolen-Pstruša

Parliament approves changes to expropriation

Some opposition MPs call the amendments for expropriating land unconstitutional. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. May 2017, at 13:47

The construction of the Bratislava ring road was symbolically launched in October 2016.

Parliament approves constitutional safeguards for land

Slovak land will enjoy constitutional protection against speculative acquisitions due to a constitutional bill passed by parliament on May 16. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. May 2017, at 22:48

Newrules aim to protect agricultural land.

German and Austrian firms belong to biggest taxpayers in Slovakia

The biggest German and Austrian firms paid 26 percent of income and corporate taxes in Slovakia in 2015. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. May 2017, at 14:17

The construction of new Bratislava bus station kicks offPhoto

Construction is starting with a 125-metre administration tower, and will continue with the new bus station premises in summer. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. May 2017, at 13:54

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