Press, a.s.rss_contact_email 20th on Global Energy Architecture Performance Index2017-03-23T15:22:35ZSlovakia ended up in the top 20 among the 127 evaluated countries. responds cautiously to possible EC-Gazprom deal2017-03-23T15:05:23ZEC says commitments by Gazprom would improve trade in Russian gas in Europe. dies at Jaguar construction site, inspection found flaws2017-03-22T23:08:32ZA man aged 22 – a self-employed subcontractor – suffocated on a platform during the construction of the Nitra-based plant of the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker. hints at health care privatisation2017-03-22T17:20:00ZSaS points to the increasing influence of the financial group Penta in the health sector; the company says it is only trying to improve the quality of health care. could fill job gaps, but not permanently2017-03-22T00:00:00ZHR experts say shortage of labour will continue to be the main labour market challenge. vets launch checks of Brazilian meat2017-03-21T21:02:53ZThe scandal surrounding Brazilian meat is unprecedented, Slovak Agriculture Ministry says, noting that the country is the world’s biggest exporter of red meat, supplying 150 countries around the globe. trade unions on strike standby2017-03-21T13:42:39ZIf they do not agree with the management on increasing wages, a general strike may begin in April. commute to carmakers2017-03-21T06:30:00ZCarmakers in western Slovakia report lack of accommodation. on Bratislava-Brno highway may drive without drivers in two years2017-03-20T22:59:59ZThe track might be put into operation within two years. a Slovak among billionaires2017-03-20T22:35:56ZIvan Chenko from the real estate developer HB Reavis with assets of $1.1 billion is on the Forbes billionaires list. rate keeps decreasing2017-03-20T14:00:14ZDevelopments for improving rates even more are planned, says minister. discovered by Washington Post as tourist destination2017-03-20T13:52:10ZOverlooked by guidebooks, Slovakia is a worthy European destination without the crowds, The Washington Post wrote about the country in mid-March. and employers lack motivation to train pupils2017-03-20T12:00:00ZScarce promotion among primary school pupils and their parents, and insufficient financial motivation for companies are among the most cited reasons of why the system struggles. to car industry thrive2017-03-20T06:30:00ZIt is hard to say how the current geopolitical situation will impact automotive industry contractors, but for now their situation is good.ŠIOV works on e-cars project2017-03-19T11:00:00ZThe project focuses on connecting traditional education with e-learning methods in maintenance and repairs of hybrid and electric vehicles. should keep its carmakers2017-03-18T11:00:00ZThe development of the automotive industry has no alternative in Slovakia. Motors Slovakia has new head2017-03-18T08:00:00ZBefore coming to Kia Motors Slovakia, Dae-Sik Kim led the corporate planning team in Hyundai Motor Group. cars dominate in Algeria2017-03-18T08:00:00ZAs many as 134,100 passenger cars were sold in the former French colony in 2015. get the green light2017-03-17T06:30:00ZIn Slovakia, 168 electric cars sold in 2016. After the government introduced a subsidy, there have already been 97 applications so far in 2017. consumption grew to record level in Slovakia2017-03-16T23:35:12ZSlovakia needs to import electricity. of people want help with personal bankruptcy2017-03-16T23:05:39ZPeople are most often indebted to banks, health and social insurance, non-banking institutions and the tax office. housing lacks tradition in Slovakia2017-03-16T20:06:05ZThe shortage of rental housing is cited as one of the reasons behind low mobility of the labour force. will get grades for reliability starting 20182017-03-16T13:57:55ZThe Financial Administration (FS) has been preparing a chart grading the reliability of Slovak companies that will help them fine-tune rules. approves longer list of bank holidays2017-03-16T13:50:43ZIn an attempt to drive shopaholics out of the shops and to offer more days off to shop assistants, the government approved an extension to the list of public holidays on which the doors of shops and supermarkets shall stay closed. to have more powers in energy regulation2017-03-15T22:59:50ZThe ministries will be able to comment on new proposals for prices, but there is a risk it would be opposed by the European Commission. in Slovakia increases compared to eurozone average2017-03-15T22:47:12ZThe number of people employed in the eurozone in the last quarter of 2016 compared to the previous quarter increased by 0.3 percent, but Slovakia fared even better in this period of time. wants to construct cable car connecting Petržalka with new bus station2017-03-15T22:10:02ZBratislava city council calls for wider discussion. could employ more than 1,000 people2017-03-15T14:39:23ZSlovakia should have one of the company's biggest and most modern reverse logistics centres. airport among top 10 in Eastern Europe2017-03-15T13:17:23ZIt appeared in the list for the fourth time. Slovakia loses when it neglects the Roma2017-03-15T06:30:00ZIf the employment rate of Roma matched that of the majority, the labour market would get 150,000 people it badly needs. will contribute €1bn for Slovak railways2017-03-14T22:20:46ZThe money will go mostly to modernise the trains, but also to build terminals and parking lots. production drawn by energy supplies and mining2017-03-14T22:12:33ZThe production of industrial firms in Slovakia increased significantly, similarly to the sentiment in the whole sector. exceeded expectations2017-03-14T13:26:32ZThe rise in consumer prices in February was impacted by transport and food. against illegal foreign workers revs up2017-03-14T13:15:47ZThe measures follow the reports of a Serbian reporter who anonymously employed himself in Galanta-based Samsung. Banka may complete takeover of Sberbank Slovensko in late July2017-03-14T00:57:03ZPrima Banka will then become the number three on the Slovak market in terms of the number of its branches. Air adds new Bratislava-Sofia route as of late June2017-03-14T00:53:06ZThe low-cost airline celebrates one year of operations at Bratislava airport. trade in surplus again2017-03-13T14:03:13ZBoth imports and exports rose in January, statistics show. of qualified labour drives up wages2017-03-13T06:50:00ZAs the pool of people to fill vacancies shrinks, salaries rise., under pressure, reverses utility price hikes2017-03-10T09:11:43ZParliament to consider proposed reform of the regulator later in March. may benefit from PSA’s purchase of Opel2017-03-09T22:39:21ZSlovak expert in car production recalls that the Trnava plant has the best quality production within the PSA Group. hydropower plants circumvented rules2017-03-09T13:43:03ZOmbudswoman discovered frequent violations of rules in the construction of small hydropower plants. to receive almost €150 m for D3 stretch2017-03-09T13:35:16ZSlovakia, attempting to finish its network of highways and dual carriageways, will get financial support from Brussels. raid companies completing Mochovce plant2017-03-08T22:29:39ZThe National Criminal Agency (NAKA) is conducting a raid at several companies involved in the completion of the nuclear power plant in Mochovce (EMO). to look into suspected corruption at Agricultural Payment Agency2017-03-08T22:16:54ZThe audit office has initiated a motion with the prosecutor’s office to investigate a state agricultural agency suspected of mismanaging public funds. will become European carmaker no. 22017-03-08T13:46:43ZThe car-making company Opel will change hands, French PSA Groupe thus becoming the second biggest carmaker in Europe. Office: Total employment up 2.8 percent y-o-y2017-03-08T13:44:19ZThe growth of the national economy last year contributed to the growth in employment in Slovakia. keeps losing its elites2017-03-08T06:30:00ZGraduates from medical and technical schools top the list of students moving abroad. But family ties is a strong factor for returning back. will pay less2017-03-08T05:30:00ZThe corporate income tax dropped from 22 percent to 21 percent. wage stood at €912 last year2017-03-07T22:28:59ZThe highest salaries are in the ICT sector, the lowest in services. to open a new warehouse in Slovakia2017-03-07T18:40:00ZAnother logistic centre to be built in Slovakia. fifth carmaker could come to Slovakia2017-03-07T13:53:55ZThe country with the biggest number of cars produced per capita, Slovakia, could add a fifth carmaker in the future. economy grew at 3-percent pace in Q4 20162017-03-07T13:51:45ZThe pace of growth of the Slovak economy slowed down by the end of 2016, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) found in its recent report. support in Slovakia2017-03-07T06:30:00ZConditions for receiving state incentives in Slovakia differ. levy to raise insurance premiums2017-03-07T06:30:00ZRates may rise only marginally for some types of insurance, but others could increase by 15 percent or more, experts say. will flee to tax havens2017-03-07T05:30:00ZThe actual number of companies registered in tax havens may be much higher than statistics suggest. of Mochovce nuclear plant remains unresolved2017-03-06T21:00:00ZLast week’s general assembly of Slovenské Elektrárne did not deal with the matter. opens its first Internet of Things service in Košice2017-03-06T20:47:40ZThe new centre will be part of IBM’s client innovation centre. will open logistics centre in Slovakia2017-03-06T13:45:07ZThe company will employ about 1,000 people in Sereď. UBER employer?2017-03-06T10:00:00ZShared or gig economy - a new phenomenon of the information technology era. PRES saw action on fight against tax evasion2017-03-06T06:30:00ZSeveral measures to tackle tax avoidance passed at the EU level, coming here soon. seeks new blood outside EU2017-03-06T06:30:00ZSlovakia is currently among EU countries with the lowest proportion of foreigners. approved exchange of information2017-03-06T05:30:00ZThe parliament transposed the EU regulation, whose aim is to secure comprehensive and effective administrative collaboration between tax administrations via mandatory automatic exchange of information. to tax non-Bratislavans more2017-03-06T05:30:00ZThe city authorities increased the fee from €1.65 to €1.70 a month. testing at Nováky power plant ends2017-03-04T13:54:33ZCitizens of Horná Nitra complained about worsened air pollution; HBP mine denies accusations. would like to obtain some influence in Košice steelmaker2017-03-04T13:52:55ZThe European Commission imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on import duties on some steel products from China. estate taxes going up in much of Slovakia2017-03-03T06:30:00ZNew approach to real estate tax. opportunities available to be turned into investment projects2017-03-03T06:30:00ZCheck up the list of patents and startups SIS head allegedly to become new head of utilities authority2017-03-02T23:01:19ZThe regulatory authority is setting new prices for utilities. countries agree to combat dual composition food in EU2017-03-02T22:56:15ZPM Fico sees this topic more seriously than just a problem of different product composition. Peugeot Citroen will increase salaries, finds agreement with unions2017-03-02T13:27:16ZAfter five months of bargaining, management and unionists achieved an agreement on salary hikes. Air to boost flights to Bratislava2017-03-02T13:15:47ZThe Hungarian low-cost airline announced several new flights connecting the Slovak capital with more European cities. should actively manage the return of its migrants2017-03-02T06:30:00ZSlovaks living and working abroad are a great asset for Slovakia: if they come back home, but also if they stay in their new countries. accepted the charges in bulletin-board tender2017-03-02T06:25:59ZTwo former ministers, accused in one of the biggest scandals of the first Fico government, may become the first two ex-ministers to be sentenced. of qualified labour hits Slovakia2017-03-02T06:25:00ZDifficulty in hiring qualified labour has been a main complaint of businesses in Slovakia for some time. for mortgages change2017-03-01T13:21:28ZSeveral new conditions for house loans come into effect as of March 1. plant, cheap mortgages alter market2017-03-01T06:30:00ZIn the sector of industrial real estate attention is focused on Nitra and its vicinity, where Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is building a new plant. supplier fined for Cypriot go-betweens2017-02-28T23:30:18ZThe first sanction for unclear ownership structure has become valid. gas interconnection moves closer2017-02-28T14:41:52ZSlovak gas projects will receive finances from the European Union. sentiment continues rising2017-02-28T13:44:25ZIt achieved its highest level in the past six years. levies outbalanced positive changes2017-02-28T13:32:37ZThe business environment still has weaknesses and no improvements in the most critical areas have been adopted, entrepreneurs say.áč has sold his energy business in EPH2017-02-27T22:18:08ZThe transation was announced last October. chains will sell more local food2017-02-27T22:12:09ZThe Agriculture MInistry wants to see more local food on the shelves. of qualified labour needs to be addressed2017-02-27T22:08:11ZAfter visiting carmaker PSA in Trnava, PM Fico says that people do not want to work even for more than €1,300. of higher collective agreements in Slovakia returns2017-02-27T16:18:30ZExistuje milión spôsobov, ako napísať perex a toto je jeden z nich. Brain Friendly Culture with Leaders for What’s Next2017-02-27T16:00:32ZAmrop continuously expands the portfolio of its Leadership Consulting Services and brings the most up-to-date and edge services. companies that help search for job or employees2017-02-27T13:39:27ZNot only well-known names placed in the list of the 10 largest employment agencies in Slovakia. will deliver packages for free2017-02-27T13:30:13ZOrders have to exceed €39 to be eligible.Žiga: Nemak and Franke projects most critical for Gov’t2017-02-23T22:37:37ZGovernment greenlights investment stimuli for four projects. chief: Slovakia lacks concepts for highway construction2017-02-23T22:32:21ZOne limiting factor is the lack of money for a more rapid construction of roads. down, fashion2017-02-23T15:34:02ZMost people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment. is the deal with palm oil?2017-02-23T15:28:04ZCookies, lipstick, shampoo, margarine, chocolate, soap, toothpaste, and even biodiesel. We are all likely to have used palm oil because many products we use and eat contain it. There is a controversy about palm oil, however, that has stirred up a debate. Slow down, fashion2017-02-23T15:27:21ZSpectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper. People and nature (Exercise)2017-02-23T15:27:02ZIn exercise for this topic we focus on skill: Presentations. to get €250,000 to help use EU Funds2017-02-23T13:51:00ZThe civic sector will be able to supervise more effectively the implementation and use of European-Union funds, also thanks to extra state funding. park for Jaguar will be smaller2017-02-22T23:42:18ZChanges are necessary as some of the originally considered plots will not be needed. praises economy, but problems remain2017-02-22T23:36:11ZThe recent report highlights Slovakia’s economic development. The country however still lags behind in several areas affecting people’s lives. registered a record number of visitors2017-02-22T13:46:42ZThe increase was impacted by the security situation in the world and as well as the Slovak EU presidency. negotiations stuck2017-02-22T13:37:42ZTrade unions have asked for a higher increase in salaries and are ready to strike. of experts challenges ICT sector2017-02-22T09:21:57ZTo maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts. Slovaks own their residence2017-02-22T05:30:00ZSlovaks consider having their property one of the biggest certainties.