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/20612341/the-energy-regulator-to-be-more-open-with-the-public.htmlThe energy regulator to be more open with the public2017-07-26T14:06:38ZNewly-appointed Ľubomír Jahnátek has introduced some of his first tasks in the office.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20612005/adient-will-shut-down-its-lozorno-plant-in-2018.htmlAdient will shut down its Lozorno plant in 20182017-07-25T23:07:47ZThe current employees have been offered jobs at other centres in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20611532/patients-may-pay-more-at-emergency-wards.htmlPatients may pay more at emergency wards2017-07-25T14:35:27ZGovernment hopes to prevent misuse of the system.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20611536/highways-do-not-solve-problems-in-hunger-valleys.htmlHighways do not solve problems in hunger valleys2017-07-25T14:27:34ZRecent analysis says that districts also need quality human capital, but the transport minister questions the results.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20610770/wizz-air-luggage-changes-have-to-wait-until-we-train-our-staff.htmlWizz Air: Luggage changes have to wait until we train our staff2017-07-25T11:50:00ZClients of the Wizz Air airline will no longer have to pay for bigger hand luggage with a new service to be launched in late October.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607050/auto-sector-could-learn-from-austria.htmlAuto sector could learn from Austria2017-07-25T06:30:00ZNew fields are an opportunityhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20610960/jahnatek-will-become-the-new-head-of-the-regulatory-authority-urso.htmlJahnátek will become the new head of the regulatory authority, ÚRSO2017-07-25T06:26:07ZPM Robert Fico will appoint Jahnátek officially into the post on Tuesdayhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607062/anker-bakery-to-open-another-shop-in-bratislava.htmlAnker bakery to open another shop in Bratislava2017-07-25T06:25:00ZThe brand has not expanded to other cities outside of the capital, this may change soon.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20610482/bahlsen-reacts-to-pressure-cookies-will-be-the-same-across-europe.htmlBahlsen reacts to pressure, cookies will be the same across Europe2017-07-24T14:15:08ZButter will now be used for products meant for the eastern-European market.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20572018/faq-buying-and-selling-a-property-in-slovakia.htmlFAQ: Buying and selling a property in Slovakia2017-07-24T13:35:20ZThe Slovak Spectator brings you the set of the most frequently asked questions with regard to buying and selling real estate in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607059/same-job-conditions-for-slovaks.htmlSame job conditions for Slovaks and Austrians2017-07-24T06:25:00ZThe new law should secure that the employees dispatched to Austria receive the same wage for the same work in the same place.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607056/cooperation-on-tourism-projects.htmlCooperation on tourism projects2017-07-22T09:30:00ZThe project is expected to restore the activities in tourism and promotion of cultural traditions.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20608271/unemployment-rate-hits-an-historical-low.htmlUnemployment rate hits an historical low2017-07-20T23:24:33ZEconomic analyst sees cyclic economic growth behind the fall in unemployment.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20608388/jourova-fico-not-fully-informed-on-all-ecs-activities-on-double-standards.htmlJourová: Fico not fully informed on all EC’s activities on double standards2017-07-20T22:57:30ZEuropean Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet with Fico to discuss double quality standards of foods on July 27 in Brussels.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607756/analysis-slovakia-lacks-competitive-tourism.htmlAnalysis: Slovakia lacks competitive tourism2017-07-20T13:28:08ZNeither Slovakia nor the Czech Republic are countries in which tourism could be viewed as the bedrock of their economies, an analysis by UniCredit Bank finds.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607475/slovaks-contributed-465-million-to-green-electricity-producers-in-2016.htmlSlovaks contributed €465 million to green electricity producers in 20162017-07-19T20:51:29ZThis year the support from consumers will be even higher.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607463/recreational-vouchers-may-return.htmlRecreational vouchers may return2017-07-19T18:17:36ZSlovakia is far from fully tapping its tourism prospects.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607086/businesses-want-schools-to-be-more-eager-about-dual-education.htmlBusinesses want schools to be more eager about dual education2017-07-19T13:35:44ZPrepared amendment should motivate vocational schools to collaborate more.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607095/rapid-life-insurance-company-has-gone-bankrupt.htmlRapid Life insurance company has gone bankrupt2017-07-19T13:34:47ZClients are expected to receive nothing.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606711/fico-considers-restrictions-on-eu-products.htmlFico considers restrictions on EU products2017-07-19T06:14:10ZSlovaks have to defend themselves against the double quality standards in food, according to Prime Minister Robert Fico.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606189/wizz-air-to-increase-number-of-flights-to-skopje-and-kiev.htmlWizz Air to increase number of flights to Skopje and Kiev2017-07-18T14:49:47ZBeginning in mid-July, Wizz Air will run four weekly flights between Bratislava Airport and the Macedonian capital.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606237/bratislava-lags-behind-v4-capitals-according-to-ranking.htmlBratislava lags behind V4 capitals according to ranking2017-07-18T13:30:21ZIn a ranking of 180 capitals, Bratislava is close to the middle and far behind other European metropoliseshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605645/what-do-you-get-in-your-washing-powder.htmlWhat do you get in your washing powder?2017-07-17T21:43:51ZThe washing powder sold in Germany has 20 percent more active washing agents than the powder sold under the same name in Slovakia. Different regions have different laundry habits, the producer argues.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605738/slovakia-faces-eu-lawsuit-over-broadband-directive.htmlSlovakia faces EU lawsuit over broadband directive2017-07-17T21:34:20ZThe Transport Ministry is already working on changes; the new legislation should be valid from the beginning of 2018.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20571913/faq-renting-an-apartment-in-slovakia.htmlFAQ: Renting an apartment in Slovakia2017-07-17T13:41:04ZThe Slovak Spectator brings you the set of the most frequently asked questions with regard to renting an apartment in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603282/generations-struggle-with-the-transfer-of-knowledge.htmlGenerations struggle with the transfer of knowledge2017-07-17T06:30:00ZThe quick changes in technology hinder the communication between older and younger generations and impact on the operation of society as a whole, says professor at Fordham University, in New York.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603327/ec-okays-slovakias-investment-aid-for-mondi-scp.htmlEC okays Slovakia’s investment aid for Mondi SCP2017-07-13T23:59:02ZMondi SCP wants to invest some €310 million while it asks for investment aid worth €49 million.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603381/fraudsters-again-create-a-fake-clone-of-the-financial-administrations-website.htmlFraudsters again create a fake clone of the Financial Administration’s website2017-07-13T23:55:09ZThey require documents from people and threaten a fine of up to €33,000.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20602948/it-education-may-suffer-from-a-lack-of-teachers.htmlIT education may suffer from a lack of teachers2017-07-13T15:02:00ZFailure to adopt necessary changes could make Slovakia less competitive in the digital era.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603000/minister-ersek-is-proposing-recreational-vouchers.htmlMinister Érsek is proposing recreational vouchers2017-07-13T14:42:41ZIdeas to boost tourism in the country include vouchers distributed by employers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20602875/slovak-talent-is-reluctant-to-return-home-from-abroad.htmlSlovak talent is reluctant to return home from abroad2017-07-13T14:18:57ZThe government project to attract talented expats to return to Slovakia not been successful: over two years, only nine have returned.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20602546/industrial-production-up-in-most-sectors-according-to-analysts.htmlIndustrial production up in most sectors according to analysts2017-07-12T23:39:01ZThe volatile refinery industry, the production of chemicals and consumer electronics were the only sectors to report an output drop from April to May after a seasonal adjustment.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20601988/governments-office-hasnt-released-information-on-deloitte-contracting-job.htmlGovernment’s Office hasn’t released information on Deloitte contracting job2017-07-12T14:04:48ZAn anti-corruption NGO is calling for its publication, while the Government's Office refutes their claim.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20601624/successful-harvest-praised-by-prime-minister.htmlSuccessful harvest praised by prime minister2017-07-11T23:15:10ZKDH chair Alojz Hlina also attended the harvest day, pouring sheep milk onto the ground in protest.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20601463/we-believe-in-investing-in-smart-people.htmlWe believe in investing in smart people2017-07-11T16:55:46ZYou will notice that ‘People’ is mentioned first and that is because, for us, our people are the most important element of our company.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579625/bojnice-spa-filed-a-motion-against-mining-firm.htmlBojnice spa filed a motion against mining firm2017-07-11T13:38:30ZThe head of the spa said the company's conduct is threatening their existence.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576846/slovenske-elektrarne-continues-the-operation-of-vojany-power-plant.htmlSlovenské Elektrárne continues the operation of Vojany power plant2017-07-11T06:25:00ZNeither the Finance Ministry nor the Economy Ministry have information about the plans of US company Theta Energy Group which wanted to invest in the plant.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579233/ussk-remains-in-kosice-for-now.htmlUSSK remains in Košice, for now2017-07-10T23:21:25ZChinese investor stops negotiations.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579255/the-first-slovak-satellite-reports-problems.htmlThe first Slovak satellite reports problems2017-07-10T23:07:34ZThe on-board computer might have been harmed by cosmic radiation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579267/women-occupy-one-third-of-top-managerial-posts-in-slovak-firms.htmlWomen occupy one-third of top managerial posts in Slovak firms2017-07-10T22:50:27ZWomen slightly improved their position from last year.