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/20855049/first-500-jobseekers-start-training-to-work-in-automotive-jobs.htmlFirst 500 jobseekers start training to work in automotive jobs2018-06-21T22:32:40ZNeither labour offices nor the automotive industry dare to estimate to what extent the project will be successful.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20855060/construction-of-the-longest-tunnel-in-slovakia-gets-complicated.htmlConstruction of the longest tunnel in Slovakia gets complicated2018-06-21T22:18:49ZÉrsek considers delays in construction of the cross-country highway to be unacceptable.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20854296/non-life-insurance-may-become-more-expensive-due-to-a-new-tax.htmlNon-life insurance may become more expensive due to a new tax2018-06-21T12:53:37ZThe Finance Ministry is seeking new sources of budgetary revenues.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20853854/unemployment-in-slovakia-declines-in-may-yet-at-a-slower-rate.htmlAnalyst sees an end in unemployment rate decline2018-06-20T13:14:25ZThe decline was slowest in five years in May, with analyst suggesting that cyclical recovery is coming to an end.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852791/slovak-farm-prioritises-comfort-of-cows.htmlSlovak farm prioritises comfort of cows2018-06-19T21:16:06ZA state-of-the-art milk farm, one of the biggest in central Europe, ceremonially opened in Bzovík.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852292/uncovering-artificial-intelligence-in-slovakia.htmlUncovering Artificial Intelligence in Slovakia!2018-06-19T04:35:00ZArtificial Intelligence is already delivering a real value for businesses.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852587/farmers-on-tractors-head-to-bratislava-for-better-justice-and-transparency.htmlFarmers on tractors head to Bratislava for better justice and transparency2018-06-18T20:20:55ZTraffic flow in Bratislava may collapse completely.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852189/ryanair-to-fly-from-kosice-to-london.htmlRyanair to fly from Košice to London2018-06-18T13:58:53ZThe low-cost air carrier will fly from Košice to London Southend starting next April – in time for the ice-hockey World Championship.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852164/japanese-company-to-start-production-near-kosice.htmlJapanese company to start production near Košice2018-06-18T13:48:48ZThe New Japanese investor will allegedly open up more than 1,000 jobs.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20848343/is-there-room-for-a-new-shopping-mall-in-bratislava.htmlIs there room for a new shopping mall in Bratislava?2018-06-15T17:25:00ZThe Bratislava region already has almost four times more retail space than the European average.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20850343/what-are-the-reasons-behind-low-wages-in-slovakia.htmlWhat are the reasons behind low wages in Slovakia?2018-06-15T08:29:36ZThe average wage costs per Slovak employee accounts for only 44 percent of the EU average.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20850259/analysts-inflation-slows-down-due-to-cheaper-air-tickets.htmlAnalysts: Inflation slows down due to cheaper air tickets2018-06-15T00:14:25ZThe development in consumer prices surprised analysts.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20850247/matecna-slovak-farmers-are-disappointed-with-cap-funds-for-2021-27.htmlMatečná: Slovak farmers are disappointed with CAP funds for 2021-272018-06-14T23:56:54ZEarlier promises have not materialised.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20850226/slovak-government-will-provide-special-treatment-for-volkswagen-slovakia.htmlSlovak government will provide special treatment for Volkswagen Slovakia2018-06-14T23:51:19ZIt will help with recruiting new employees, including from abroad.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849765/employees-at-psa-peugeot-will-not-strike.htmlEmployees at PSA Peugeot will not strike2018-06-14T14:04:00ZTrade unions failed to collect enough signatures, agreeing on a salary increase with the carmaker’s management.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849456/survey-employee-turnover-exceeds-the-healthy-rate-in-slovakia.htmlSurvey: Employee turnover exceeds the healthy rate in Slovakia2018-06-14T13:55:05ZSlovak companies suffer from a fluctuation of employees apart from a lack of labour.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20836232/distrainment-amnesty-stays-in-plans.htmlDistrainment amnesty stays in plans2018-06-14T06:30:00ZThe number of new distrainment proceedings keeps falling.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20848889/companies-mostly-sought-informatics-graduates-in-2017.htmlCompanies mostly sought informatics graduates in 20172018-06-13T13:23:00ZThe job website found that almost eight employers looked at the resume of ITT graduate last year, with art graduates being the least in demand.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20848835/nases-slovakia-facing-multiple-attacks-by-hackers.htmlSlovakia is facing multiple attacks by hackers2018-06-13T13:14:04ZSlovakia – including the central website of public administration – experiences massive DDoS attacks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847624/what-will-refinery-slovnaft-produce-next.htmlWhat will refinery Slovnaft produce next?2018-06-12T20:55:41ZThe company's production portfolio will now include non-fuel products.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847450/jaguar-land-rover-will-move-production-of-discovery-to-slovakia.htmlJaguar Land Rover will move all production of Discovery to Slovakia2018-06-11T22:45:01ZThe plant in Nitra is expected to launch production in late 2018.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847452/faq-paper-tax-return-for-self-employed-no-longer-accepted-starting-july.htmlFAQ: Paper tax return for self-employed no longer accepted starting July2018-06-11T21:48:15ZThe self-employed need to prepare for the new, obligatory electronic communication with tax officials.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20836261/shell-companies-underlie-monitoring-for-over-a-year.htmlShell companies underlie monitoring for over a year2018-06-11T06:30:00ZTwo registers of beneficial owners create unnecessary administrative burden in Slovakia, lawyers think.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844349/modesta-real-estate-represented-prologis-pilsen-park-ii-acquisition.htmlModesta Real Estate represented Prologis Pilsen Park II acquisition2018-06-11T04:00:00ZPrologis Park Pilsen II offers a prime logistics location.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20845055/insurers-and-the-finance-ministry-are-haggling-over-insurance-tax.htmlInsurers and the Finance Ministry are haggling over insurance tax2018-06-08T00:22:23ZWhile insurance companies claim that the new tax will increase insurance prices, the Finance Ministry does not see any reason for it.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20845043/gambling-is-again-legal-in-bratislava.htmlGambling is again legal in Bratislava2018-06-07T23:37:42ZThe court reversed the ban on gambling in the Slovak capital.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20845044/slovaks-and-czechs-believe-polish-food-is-of-inferior-quality.htmlSlovaks and Czechs believe Polish food is of inferior quality2018-06-07T23:19:10ZThe survey also shows that the country of origin is an important consideration for the purchase of food for Slovaks as well as Czechs.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844502/city-arena-shopping-centre-in-trnava-changes-hands.htmlCity Arena shopping centre in Trnava changes hands2018-06-07T20:22:51ZTycoon Poór sells the shopping centre adjacent to the football stadium to developer Korbačkahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844583/how-to-talk-money-at-a-job-interview-in-slovakia.htmlHow to talk money at a job interview in Slovakia2018-06-07T14:35:26ZBlue collar employees may be in a better position than white collar workers when it comes to salaries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844066/slovakia-issues-its-first-50-year-bond.htmlSlovakia issues its first 50-year bond2018-06-06T21:31:26ZThe country’s first bond of this type was introduced on June 5, during this year’s first entry of Slovakia to the European capital markets.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20843957/chinese-capital-forges-a-bumpy-road-into-europe-through-the-czech-republic.htmlChinese capital forges a bumpy road into Europe through the Czech Republic2018-06-06T18:25:30ZThe Czech Republic was chosen as a springboard for Chinese investment in Europe with politicians easing the way.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20843669/smer-sns-propose-free-meals-for-schoolchildren-more-spa-stays-and-boosting-tourism.htmlCoalition proposes free meals for schoolchildren, more spa stays and boosting tourism2018-06-06T14:02:58ZThe ruling coalition presented its social package proposal to the public, to cost between €500 million and €600 million.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20843653/ministry-joint-agriculture-policy-after-2020-is-a-disappointment-for-slovakia.htmlNew joint agriculture policy proposal disappointed Slovakia2018-06-06T13:59:35ZSlovak Agriculture Ministry reacted to EC presenting legislation concerning joint policy for 2021-2027 by saying it mainly lacks the fast convergence of direct payments and the announced simplification of the system.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20843255/mochovce-nuclear-power-plant-might-be-delayed-again.htmlMochovce nuclear power plant might be delayed again2018-06-05T21:55:21ZBut Slovenské Elektrárne promises to minimise risks that would delay current plans.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20843144/dozens-of-new-trains-will-operate-in-bratislava-zilina-and-the-high-tatras.htmlDozens of new trains will operate in Bratislava, Žilina and the High Tatras2018-06-05T21:11:33ZThe state railway company ZSSK argues that adding these new connections, starting June 10, could lessen some of the traffic in the capital.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842009/the-hungry-valleys-get-investor.htmlThe hungry valleys get investor2018-06-05T01:04:04ZA German automotive supplier wants to invest €33 million in Veľký Krtíš.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842088/analysts-us-tariffs-not-to-threaten-europes-economy-for-now.htmlAnalysts: US tariffs not a threat to Europe’s economy for now2018-06-05T00:49:42ZA possible hike in tariffs on cars may hurt Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20841593/slovak-scientists-invent-a-new-plastic-made-from-oil.htmlSlovak scientists invent a new plastic made from oil2018-06-04T13:46:35ZThe new bio-plastic will decompose in compost and can be used for cutlery, containers and cling-films.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20838614/new-apollo-to-replace-flawed-apollo-business-centre.htmlNew Apollo to replace flawed Apollo Business Centre2018-06-02T00:40:00ZCompletion of the new centre is estimated for 2021 at the earliest.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20839187/why-is-slovakia-losing-competitiveness.htmlWhy is Slovakia losing competitiveness?2018-05-31T15:08:51ZThe almost absolute dependence of Slovakia on the automotive industry remains its Achilles’ heel.