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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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Use of payment cards at post offices to be extended

The company also plans to launch a mobile app in 2019.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2018, at 6:09

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Minimum wage to exceed €500

The government is ready to continue in negotiations over the minimum wage increase in the future.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2018, at 3:41

PM Peter Pellegrini

Doing business in Georgia is easier than in Slovakia

The country dropped in the latest competitiveness report.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Nov 2018, at 13:54

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Alexander Matušek: The automotive industry will undergo revolutionary changes

The Slovak Spectator spoke with the new president of the Slovak Automotive Industry Association (ZAP) Alexander Matušek about the challenges the Slovak automotive industry faces and more.Jana Liptáková, 5. Nov 2018, at 13:40

President of the Slovak Automotive Industry Association (ZAP) Alexander Matušek.

Automotive industry gets a boost but also faces challenges

The biggest challenges the automotive industry in Slovakia faces are the ability to remain competitive, the availability of a quality labour force and regulations.Jana Liptáková, 5. Nov 2018, at 13:40

New plant of Jaguar Land Rover in Nitra

Slovak glass scientist succeeded in EU schemes

No one invested a cent in scientific infrastructure between 1989 and when EU funds arrived, says Dušan Galusek.Peter Adamovsky, 2. Nov 2018, at 12:30

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Bratislava’s Aupark shopping centre plans to add a new block

No details about future brands to be sold in the extension for now.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Nov 2018, at 9:38

Bratislava’s Aupark shopping centre.

West has run Slovakia economically for over 100 years

Slovakia is now catching up with the Czech Republic.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Oct 2018, at 13:32

Slovakia has not caught up with the West yet economically.