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Slovakia still among most corrupt EU countries

Slovakia struggles with lack of trust in institutions and weak protection of whistleblowers.Radka Minarechová, 5. Mar 2020, at 7:00

Štefan Ílleš, former mayor of the village of Hodejov, remains the highest-ranked politician sentenced for corruption in the years 2014-2017.

Kia has launched production of its plug-in hybrid car in Slovakia

A new model will go on sale on European markets in late 2020.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Mar 2020, at 21:54

Kia begins producing its second PHEV model in the Žilina plant on March 4, 2020.

Slovak businessman bought a share of Austrian real estate giant

The acquisition took place on March 2.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Mar 2020, at 13:25

Peter Korbačka

Texts about election results written by a robot. Sme daily tried a rare experiment

The Sme daily provides election results for every municipality in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Mar 2020, at 13:21

The editorial room of the Sme daily.

Most small settlements are without a grocery store

The problem concerns around 300,000 people.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Mar 2020, at 22:12

A total of 300,000 inhabitants in Slovakia do not have direct access to grocery stores.

Shops ran out of anti-bacterial soaps in anticipation of coronavirus

The virus has not been confirmed in Slovakia yet.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Mar 2020, at 14:27


Austrian media reported about problems in Mochovce

The explosion they are referring to happened in 2018.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Mar 2020, at 14:24

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Communities that grow together

There are many groups of active people in Slovakia who devote time and energy to others.3. Mar 2020, at 5:01

Insurance company uncovered record insurance fraud attempts last year

In Slovakia, insurance fraud is tolerated by society, claims Allianz-Slovenská Poisťovňa.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Mar 2020, at 23:05

The highest number of insurance frauds are related to car accidents.

Coronavirus may slow down Slovak economy

Slovakia’s automobile industry is unlikely to be affected.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Mar 2020, at 13:09

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Vagaská: Customers have power to push businesses to be more responsible

Companies should be actively engaged in environmental protection.Jana Liptáková, 2. Mar 2020, at 11:14

Ivana Vagaská, executive director of the Business Leaders Forum (BLF)

LOTN completed another overhaul of an Afghan helicopter

Letecké opravovne Trenčín (LOTN) is ready to hand over yet another Mi-17V-5 helicopter after overhaul to the Afghan Air Force.2. Mar 2020, at 0:05

Invest in Slovakia: Important contacts

Practical information from Investment Advisory GuideCompiled by Spectator staff, 1. Mar 2020, at 8:05


Last chance: Get your Spectator subscription for a special price

Special offer in honour of our 25th anniversary.1. Mar 2020, at 0:01

A record number of Slovaks fly home for the 2020 elections

Some 86,000 Slovaks living abroad have already been reported to have cast their vote by post.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Feb 2020, at 23:42

Bratislava airport

Number of foreigners working in Slovakia has dropped

Ukrainians continue to be the largest group of foreigners working in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Feb 2020, at 13:37

Health care is one of risks in the general government budget in terms of revenues and spending.

Slovakia fails to catch up with regional peers and the EU

Slovakia has made little progress in addressing the Commission’s 2019 recommendations.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Feb 2020, at 22:35


Employees of U.S. Steel Košice continue in shortened working hours

The negotiations over the new collective agreement are still underway.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Feb 2020, at 13:15

U.S. Steel Košice will increase prices for its buyers in 2020

Tesco to open a new shopping mall in Petržalka

The British retailer plans to open new stores in other regions as well.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Feb 2020, at 22:08

The Tesco shopping mall Galéria in Petržalka is to be opened before Easter 2020.

Which parties pay most attention to key economic challenges for Slovakia?

After employers and the INESS think tank, Slovak Economic Society (SES) delivered its evaluation of election programmes.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Feb 2020, at 13:44

Michal Truban and Miroslav Beblavý of PS/Spolu