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The prices of fruit fell the most in October

But the prices of fuels continued increasing.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Nov 2018, at 13:59

Lower fruit prices helped push down inflation.

How does Slovakia support innovations?

Companies operating in Slovakia can benefit from state subsidies, EU resources and venture capital funds.Peter Adamovsky, 15. Nov 2018, at 7:20

Science in Slovakia is underfunded, lagging behind other European countries.

Summer economic growth came as a pleasant surprise

It has been the fastest quarterly growth since 2015, observers say.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Nov 2018, at 0:30

Robots can replace Slovaks at work

Industrial robots are likely to take over some jobs.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Nov 2018, at 13:22

Robots assemble vehicles in the carmaker Kia Motors Slovakia.

Flying car impressed ChinaPhoto

Slovak company AeroMobil signed a cooperation agreement with a luxury car brand at the Shanghai international exhibition.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Nov 2018, at 22:16

AeroMobil at the Shanghai expo.

Most Slovaks are unaware of where their personal data end up in online space

Nearly 70 percent are afraid of having their personal financial data hacked but they do little to prevent it.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Nov 2018, at 14:07

Slovaks protect their personal data insufficiently.

J&T fined for mistakes made in the purchase of Slovakia's biggest bookstores chain

The participants in the proceedings broke the law on the protection of economic competition.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Nov 2018, at 23:23

"Pick your own" strawberries in NovemberPhoto

There are about three tonnes near Piešťany. They are hard but still sweet.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Nov 2018, at 23:07

November strawberries

Automotive and engineering production are at a similar level

Other sectors are not faring very well.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Nov 2018, at 13:32

Jaguar Land Rover plant in Nitra

Top lawyer: Zero-tolerance for corruption is an unrealistic aim

Peter Štrpka shares his view on Slovakia’s business environment, including the lack of a qualified workforce, corruption, business laws, and security.Michaela Terenzani, 12. Nov 2018, at 11:40

Peter Štrpka

How much do Slovaks spend on food?

We spend the most on meat, statistics show.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Nov 2018, at 14:00

Derelict skeleton of unfinished shopping centre in Nitra will be completed

The resumed development will bring in shops, apartments and parking.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Nov 2018, at 4:54

The derelict skeleton of the unfinished shopping centre in Nitra.

How would a PET deposit scheme work in Slovakia?

Plastic bottle producers and retailers will pay for the deposit return scheme. Not all the retailers will buy empty PET bottles, though.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Nov 2018, at 22:48

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Volkswagen has paid the most on taxes in Slovakia

The company considers the award as an appreciation of their effort and success in its core business.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Nov 2018, at 22:35

Outlet in Voderady has closed downPhoto

The One Fashion Outlet 1 company went bankrupt in summer.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Nov 2018, at 14:06

Outlet centre in Voderady

Slovakia still lags in innovation

The state should make application of adopted strategies its priority, experts claim.Jana Liptáková, 7. Nov 2018, at 7:00

Robots assemble vehicles in the carmaker Kia Motors Slovakia.

Slovak businesses are satisfied with the euro

The majority of respondents would adopt the euro again if Slovakia did not already have the EU’s currency.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2018, at 23:34

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Passengers can purchase train tickets with mobile app

It will be followed by the launch of a new online system for purchasing train tickets in mid-November.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2018, at 23:24

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Slovakia’s middle class is the richest in the world

The number of Slovaks owning property is higher than anywhere else.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2018, at 13:53

Clients should no longer serve as delivery service for state offices

New rules to fight bureaucracy expected to save more than €13 million and 600,000 hours spent waiting in queues, though entrepreneurs say more still needs to be done.Radka Minarechová, 6. Nov 2018, at 9:44

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