https://spectator.sme.sk/r/21/business/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator1970-01-01T01:00:00ZSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.Petit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20807507/unemployment-drops-in-all-regions.htmlUnemployment drops in all regions2018-04-19T13:30:24ZThe labour minister would like to see the unemployment rate drop below 5 percent this year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20807080/how-a-furniture-hit-is-produced-ikeas-billy-is-from-slovakia.htmlHow a furniture hit is produced: IKEA’s Billy is from Slovakia2018-04-18T20:02:23ZThe plant in Trnava has been operating since 1993, daily exporting furniture to the whole world.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20806781/do-you-have-many-skills-share-them-with-others.htmlDo you have many skills? Share them with others2018-04-18T16:53:58ZInternet platforms offering services like tutoring, cleaning and watching children are growing.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20806789/foodstuff-in-the-eu-will-have-to-be-the-same.htmlFoodstuff in the EU will have to be the same2018-04-18T14:54:14ZThe European Commission has introduced rules to tackle the criticised dual quality of products in its member states. But is it really a pressing topic?https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20806608/oncology-patients-still-wait-too-long-even-after-head-resigns.htmlOncology patients still wait too long, even after head resigns2018-04-18T13:49:00ZThe reason for the long-term lack of beds and postponed surgeries is mostly missing medical staff.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20806226/kia-reaches-an-agreement-on-salaries.htmlKia reaches an agreement on salaries2018-04-17T22:49:10ZApart from salaries, the employees will also receive more for night shifts. Some will even receive one extra day off.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805715/a-new-cheese-factory-opens-in-senica.htmlA new cheese factory opens in Senica2018-04-17T22:40:10ZApart from camembert, it will produce hard cheeses, steamed cheeses and the traditional unpasteurised Slovak sheep cheese, bryndza, as well as employ around 40 people.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805433/state-of-the-art-power-plant-in-malzenice-will-be-switched-on-again.htmlState-of-the-art power plant in Malženice will be switched on again2018-04-17T22:31:35ZThe German power company E.ON has two reasons to resume its operationhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805691/regiojet-buses-to-connect-eastern-slovakia-with-ukraine.htmlRegioJet buses to connect eastern Slovakia with Ukraine2018-04-17T13:40:36ZPrivate carrier enters Ukrainian market with a new international bus connection.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805258/uber-to-appeal-against-court-ban-from-operating-taxi-service-in-slovakia.htmlUber to appeal against court ban from operating taxi service in Slovakia2018-04-17T06:21:39ZIt wants to resume its services in Bratislava as soon as possible.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805301/volkswagen-continues-to-grow-in-slovakia.htmlVolkswagen continues to grow in Slovakia2018-04-17T06:01:44ZLast year’s car production was slightly below 2016’s numbers due to launch of new models.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20801735/bratislavas-petrzalka-gets-new-market-place.htmlBratislava’s Petržalka gets new market place2018-04-13T15:35:55ZWith its opening, the retail chain responds to needs of local citizens.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20802510/murky-ownership-structure-contributes-to-devastation-of-national-monument.htmlMurky ownership structure contributes to devastation of national monument2018-04-13T06:23:09ZThe Machnáč sanatorium, a significant example of European Functionalist architecture, is falling apart.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20802361/no-trains-from-china-to-slovakia-for-now.htmlNo trains from China to Slovakia for now2018-04-12T17:00:53ZThe plan was to have two Chinese trains arriving to Bratislava per weekhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20801789/economy-ministry-unveils-measures-to-improve-the-business-environment.htmlEconomy Ministry unveils measures to improve the business environment2018-04-12T14:38:37ZGovernment admits to deterioration of the business environment in Slovakiahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20801657/ruling-coalition-targets-pensioners-with-record-social-package.htmlRuling coalition targets pensioners with record social package2018-04-11T22:46:34ZThe €0.5 billion package should contain a 13th pension for seniors, free buses and scrapping of VAT on nappies.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20801671/eurocontrol-warns-airlines-of-possible-airstrikes-in-syria.htmlEurocontrol warns airlines of possible airstrikes in Syria2018-04-11T22:29:25ZDepartures from M. 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Štefánik Airport in Bratislava will not be affected for now.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20801149/bratislava-airport-records-increase-in-passengers-in-q18.htmlBratislava airport records increase in passengers in Q182018-04-11T13:54:35ZBTS processed 19 percent more people compared to the same period last year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20800762/kia-trade-unionists-declare-strike-alert-after-failed-wage-negotiations.htmlKia trade unionists declare strike alert after failed wage negotiations2018-04-10T22:58:53ZThey gave the carmaker’s management until Friday to provide them with an acceptable offer.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799485/via-bona-awards-companies-can-behave-responsibly.htmlVia Bona awards: Companies can behave responsibly2018-04-10T22:29:58ZThe award celebrates companies pursuing responsible and fair business, inspiring others to do the same.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799479/via-bona-laureate-when-donating-is-not-only-about-money.htmlVia Bona laureate: When donating is not only about money2018-04-10T22:27:35ZSoftware developer Anasoft helps increase interest in original Slovak literature.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799448/via-bona-laureate-a-big-company-always-has-big-responsibility.htmlVia Bona laureate: A big company always has big responsibility2018-04-10T22:27:19ZSlovenská Sporiteľňa believes that the prosperity and the future of the country are in our hands.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20800294/budgetary-council-estimates-61-percent-of-slovak-employees-received-bonuses.htmlBudgetary council estimates 61 percent of Slovak employees received bonuses2018-04-10T13:39:36ZThe timing of bonuses being paid differs between the private and public sectors.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799938/jaguar-land-rover-will-drive-slovakias-foreign-trade-later-this-year.htmlJaguar Land Rover will drive Slovakia’s foreign trade later this year2018-04-10T05:04:05ZFebruary trade balance figures no surprise to analysts.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799942/the-number-of-slovaks-returning-from-abroad-rises.htmlThe number of Slovaks returning from abroad rises2018-04-10T04:56:51ZThe last time Slovakia registered a positive migration balance was in the crisis year of 2009.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20797139/nord-stream-2-gets-green-light-from-germany.htmlNord Stream 2 gets green light from Germany2018-04-06T08:35:42ZSlovakia and other CEE countries oppose the Nord Stream 2, perceiving it as a violation of the diversification principle and posing another risk for Ukrainehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796985/fewer-households-expect-their-financial-situation-to-change-for-the-better-than-dont.htmlFewer households expect their financial situation to change for the better than don't2018-04-06T00:19:05ZSlovaks are a relatively thrifty nation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796926/construction-of-bratislava-ring-road-has-still-not-fully-started.htmlConstruction of Bratislava ring road has still not fully started2018-04-06T00:09:47ZMeeting the deadline for its completion in 2020 is questionable.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796429/automation-threatens-slovakia-the-most.htmlAutomation threatens Slovakia the most2018-04-05T13:57:28ZThe latest OECD study shows that in one in six jobs, people might be replaced by robots.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796200/tesco-is-selling-its-my-department-store-in-bratislava.htmlTesco is selling its My department store in Bratislava2018-04-05T13:51:17ZOne possible buyer is allegedly the developer Lordshiphttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796082/cargo-plane-collided-with-a-bird.htmlCargo plane collided with a bird2018-04-04T22:32:43ZThe pilot landed safely back in Bratislava after circling above the capital to lessen the fuel load.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796069/uber-out-of-service-in-bratislava-for-now.htmlUber out of service in Bratislava, for now2018-04-04T21:06:23ZTransport Ministry is working on new rules for operation of taxis in Slovakiahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20795560/kosice-airport-reports-immense-growth-in-passenger-numbers-in-1q18.htmlKošice Airport reports immense growth in passenger numbers2018-04-04T13:48:04Z2018 is the second best beginning in the history of Košice airport, its CEO said.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20795267/slovakia-will-have-a-new-telecoms-operator.htmlSlovakia will have a new telecoms operator2018-04-03T22:45:46ZThe Antimonopoly Office has approved the establishment of a new telecommunication operator who wants to be the biggest alternative player on the market.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20795257/the-d1-highway-will-be-finished-in-2026-at-the-earliest.htmlThe D1 highway will be finished in 2026 at the earliest2018-04-03T22:37:18ZThe original deadline for finishing the D1 highway, 2020, has long been unrealistic.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20794802/tax-returns-can-be-filed-on-april-3.htmlTax returns can be filed on April 32018-04-03T13:29:19ZSince the last day in March fell on Saturday, and the day before was a state holiday (like April 1 and 2), tax returns can be filed on April 3 as the last possible day.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20794747/kaufland-reduces-opening-hours.htmlKaufland reduces opening hours2018-04-03T13:24:51ZThe retail chain, forced to do so by big employee turnover, higher costs and weak purchasing power, is closing its shops earlier.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20794725/bratislava-dubai-flights-to-become-more-frequent.htmlBratislava-Dubai flights to become more frequent2018-04-03T13:19:38ZThe line from Slovak capital to Dubai, introduced in 2014, will see flights four times a week instead of the current three times.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20791550/companies-share-their-prosperity-with-those-less-fortunate.htmlCompanies share their prosperity with those less fortunate2018-04-03T06:30:00ZSlovakia held its first Giving Tuesday last year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20792530/investors-warn-about-worsened-image-of-slovakia.htmlInvestors warn about worsened image of Slovakia2018-03-29T17:27:42ZThe pro-growth sentiment among foreign investors in Slovakia persists, the regular business survey shows