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/20676629/mh-manazment-has-turned-into-a-money-making-factory-claims-olano.htmlMH Manažment has turned into a money-making factory, claims OĽaNO2017-10-19T23:57:43ZThe economy minister has already replaced its managementhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20676633/google-cooperates-with-slovak-cyber-security-company-to-prevent-cybercrime.htmlGoogle cooperates with Slovak cyber security company to prevent cybercrime2017-10-19T23:52:33ZEset protects Chrome users from unwanted softwarehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20676649/fico-wants-state-airline-company.htmlFico wants state airline company2017-10-19T23:50:24ZThe Slovak National Party came up with the idea last yearhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20676211/red-tape-worsens-slovakias-competitiveness.htmlRed tape worsens Slovakia’s competitiveness2017-10-19T13:59:29ZEntrepreneurs complain that needless bureaucracy discourages them from further investments and growth.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20675766/mps-block-speculative-purchases-of-farmland.htmlMPs block speculative purchases of farmland2017-10-18T23:36:05ZThe amendment should secure greater protection from speculators for farm and forest land .https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20673607/summit-all-consumers-in-the-eu-must-be-treated-equally.htmlEurope will continue fighting dual quality products2017-10-18T17:10:00ZThe recent Bratislava summit raised some suggestions on solving the problem, but it will be a long process.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20674905/analysts-slovaks-currently-save-too-little.htmlSlovaks currently save too little2017-10-17T23:56:11ZThe country is below the European average in savings but this could change for the better in the future.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20674602/bratislava-will-have-regular-flights-to-bologna.htmlBratislava will have regular flights to Bologna2017-10-17T14:48:48ZThe airport prepares several changes for its winter schedule.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20673583/trade-union-warns-about-the-retirement-age-rising-above-68-years.htmlTrade union warns about the retirement age rising above 68 years2017-10-16T23:54:24ZThe current old-age pension scheme does not cap retirement age in Slovakiahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20673633/slovak-firms-are-again-among-the-fastest-growing-technology-companies.htmlSlovak firms are again among the fastest-growing technology companies2017-10-16T23:45:10ZCompanies Inloop, Riešenia, Eset and Aliter Technologies made it to this year’s Deloitte list of the fastest growing companies in central Europehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20673689/sefcovic-slovakias-economy-has-grown-60-percent-since-joining-the-eu.htmlŠefčovič: Slovakia’s economy has grown 60 percent since joining the EU2017-10-16T23:33:42ZSlovak consumers are growing economically stronger and will be an important stabilisation factor in the futurehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20671185/bratislava-hosts-summit-on-dual-quality-of-food.htmlBratislava hosts summit on dual quality of food2017-10-12T21:53:28ZSlovak prime minster expects two outcomes from the summithttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20671216/heads-roll-over-extremely-high-reward-for-legal-services-in-gabcikovo.htmlHeads roll over extremely high reward for legal services in Gabčíkovo2017-10-12T21:42:43ZPM Fico called the reward disgustinghttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20671103/budgetary-deficit-decreasing-but-too-slowly.htmlBudgetary deficit decreasing, but too slowly2017-10-12T17:17:51ZThe government sent the draft general government budget with a balanced budget for 2020 to parliamenthttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20671075/measures-from-social-package-are-not-specified-yet.htmlMeasures from social package are not specified yet2017-10-12T16:48:56ZThe package should bring about the 13th and 14th salary, an increase in bonuses for night and weekend work and morehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20669836/logistics-real-estate-developer-building-a-new-facility-next-to-jlr-in-nitra.htmlLogistics real estate developer building a new facility next to JLR in Nitra2017-10-12T14:04:32ZSeveral companies have already shown interest in renting the space.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20670837/slovakia-sold-its-longest-bond-on-international-markets.htmlSlovakia sold its longest bond on international markets2017-10-12T13:59:42ZThe demand was three times higher than the actual amount.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20670321/minimum-wage-in-slovakia-to-rise-from-january.htmlMinimum wage in Slovakia to rise from January2017-10-11T23:42:47ZThe minimum wage in Slovakia will be hiked to €480, from the beginning of next year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20670329/president-challenges-the-new-energy-regulation-law.htmlPresident challenges the new energy regulation law2017-10-11T23:13:32ZHe criticises the extension of more powers to the ruling government.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20669478/bzans-reward-reduced-to-2-5-percent-minister-expected-figure-to-be-even-less.htmlExtremely high reward for legal services in Gabčíkovo dispute reduced2017-10-10T23:22:29ZIn the much disputed case concerning the reward to be paid by the state to the law firm for its services in the dispute over the Gabčíkovo Hydro-power Plant, the final sum will be reduced to only 2.5 percent.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20669445/fines-for-companies-issuing-meal-vouchers-confirmed.htmlFines for companies issuing meal vouchers confirmed2017-10-10T22:55:14ZThe firms will have to pay thousands of euros for signing two cartel agreements.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20669166/bureaucracy-crushes-small-and-medium-companies.htmlBureaucracy crushes small and medium companies2017-10-10T15:14:56ZSmall businessmen spend about one month per year on red tape. This costs them €1,651.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20669068/slovakia-saw-surprising-trade-balance-deficit-in-august.htmlSlovakia saw surprising trade balance deficit in August2017-10-10T14:21:01ZSlovakia’s foreign trade deficit in August was due to strong imports and the summer shutdowns of factories, according to analysts.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20668187/food-prices-in-slovakia-are-among-the-lowest-in-the-eu-and-the-highest-in-the-v4.htmlFood prices in Slovakia are among the lowest in the EU and the highest in the V42017-10-10T06:45:16ZSlovaks do not perceive local food as cheaphttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20668215/the-number-of-slovaks-working-abroad-is-decreasing.htmlThe number of Slovaks working abroad is decreasing2017-10-10T06:38:40ZSlovaks returning from abroad are taking one quarter of the new jobs created by Slovakia’s economyhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20661059/companies-vie-for-workers.htmlCompanies vie for workers2017-10-09T12:30:00ZGerman firms in Slovakia use various ways to fill vacant positions.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665866/slovaks-look-at-what-they-eat.htmlSlovaks look at what they eat2017-10-06T14:05:00ZSeveral farmers in Slovakia produce BIO quality food, but there is space for improvementhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665649/bratislava-bus-station-operates-from-new-site.htmlBratislava bus station operates from new site2017-10-05T23:19:35ZIt is just a few steps from the old one.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665840/car-show-in-nitra-offers-35-novelties.htmlCar show in Nitra offers 35 novelties2017-10-05T22:58:15ZThe rich programme includes a collection of Fiat 500 cars as well as vintage and tuned carshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20662906/jaguar-land-rover-launches-recruitment-in-slovakia.htmlJaguar Land Rover closer to production launch in late 20182017-10-05T16:05:00ZThe fourth carmaker in Slovakia has started a massive labour campaign; new workers do not need automotive experienceshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665507/ersek-is-against-brussels-proposal-to-charge-passenger-cars-based-on-kilometres-driven.htmlÉrsek is against Brussels’ proposal to charge passenger cars based on kilometres driven2017-10-05T14:26:07ZPrice of highway stickers remains unchanged.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20664973/number-of-companies-not-paying-income-tax-increases.htmlNumber of companies not paying income tax increases2017-10-04T22:35:19ZAnalysis shows that the number of companies not paying corporate income tax has increased. There are various reasons for this.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20663684/new-tests-confirm-double-quality-of-food-in-slovakia-and-abroad.htmlSlovaks keep eating lower-quality food2017-10-04T16:00:00ZTests have confirmed again the different quality of products, but several initiatives have emerged to fight the phenomenon.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20664621/minister-kazimir-presents-a-new-budget.htmlMinister Kažimír presents a new budget2017-10-04T13:38:59ZAccording to the draft budget, the Slovak government is planning a deficit of 0.83 percent.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20664616/outpatient-units-doctors-agreed-with-health-insurer-on-cooperation.htmlOutpatient units’ doctors agreed with health insurer on cooperation2017-10-04T13:29:57ZThe situation that threatened the clients of the Dôvera health insurer with paying cash for treatment at some outpatient units’ doctors has been solved since the doctors and the insurer agreed on conditions of cooperation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20664199/slovak-jobseekers-have-better-english-than-czechs-and-hungarians.htmlSlovak jobseekers have better English than Czechs and Hungarians2017-10-03T23:22:45ZA study by a job-procuring website found that Slovaks beat their neighbours in knowledge of English.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20664180/a-slovak-plane-flies-passengers-of-a-bankrupt-british-airline.htmlA Slovak plane carries passengers of a bankrupt British airline2017-10-03T23:15:07ZAn airplane of a Slovak company is among more than 30 planes of various airlines which helped to transport clients of the bust air company Monarch Airlines.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20663689/sugar-will-become-cheaper-since-quotas-have-been-scrapped.htmlSugar will become cheaper since quotas have been scrapped2017-10-03T13:52:30ZAfter 50 years, quotas limiting the volume of sugar produced have been scrapped; this will cause the commodity to become cheaper but some sugar plants may go bankrupt.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20662713/skyline-of-bohunice-nuclear-power-plant-will-change.htmlSkyline of Bohunice nuclear power plant will change2017-10-02T22:15:49ZDemolition of four cooling towers of defunct V1 nuclear power plant has startedhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20663048/companies-bear-an-aggregate-regulatory-burden-of-12-billion-annually.htmlCompanies bear an aggregate regulatory burden of €12 billion annually2017-10-02T21:37:07ZEmployers complain about rising regulatory and administrative burden