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/20873554/the-share-of-rental-apartments-on-the-market-decreases-in-slovakia.htmlThe share of rental apartments on the market decreases in Slovakia2018-07-20T05:57:32ZThis is a consequence of changes following the fall of the communist regime.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20874000/u-s-steel-does-not-plan-to-leave-kosice.htmlU.S. Steel does not plan to leave Košice2018-07-19T14:31:08ZIt is even considering new investments.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20873666/bratislava-airport-had-historically-highest-number-of-passengers-in-june.htmlBratislava Airport had historically highest number of passengers in June2018-07-18T22:33:57Z26 percent more passengers passed through M.R. Štefánik Airport in Bratislava compared to last year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20873170/slovak-cities-town-score-poorly-in-health-care.htmlSlovakia scored worse in health care than Pakistan2018-07-18T14:05:20ZEven Pakistan scored better in health care, according to a recently published Index.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20872799/fewer-slovak-companies-are-based-in-tax-havens.htmlFewer Slovak companies are based in tax havens2018-07-17T22:17:40ZAn analysis drafted by the consulting company Bisnode has confirmed a slight downward trend in the number of Slovak companies based in tax havens.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20871735/retailer-kaufland-launches-happy-hour-in-slovakia.htmlRetailer Kaufland launches happy hour in Slovakia2018-07-17T22:14:11ZWhen shopping in the evening during certain days, shoppers get discounts.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20872390/volkswagen-slovakia-suspended-production-for-two-weeks.htmlVolkswagen Slovakia suspended production for two weeks2018-07-17T14:00:18ZAfter a traditional summer corporate holiday - focusing on maintenance and repairs, however, business-as-usual will be restored on July 30.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20871704/slovakia-is-the-first-country-to-test-a-new-vat-refund-app.htmlSlovakia is the first country to test a new VAT refund app2018-07-17T12:44:17ZGetting money back for buying souvenirs in Slovakia will be easier - there will be an app.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20871650/support-scheme-for-purchase-of-electric-cars-by-the-general-public-was-not-completely-utilised.htmlSupport scheme for purchase of electric cars was not completely utilised2018-07-16T22:30:08ZThe state is launching a new support scheme. This time for municipalities only.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20871526/volkswagen-employees-accuse-management-of-discrimination-against-workers-in-its-martin-plant.htmlVolkswagen employees accuse management of discrimination against workers in its Martin plant2018-07-16T22:10:53ZUnlike other VW plants in Slovakia, they do not receive compensation benefit for transport and accommodation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849669/jaguar-will-need-people-from-abroad-for-its-plant-in-slovakia.htmlJaguar will need people from abroad for its plant in Slovakia2018-07-16T13:14:56ZHR director Nicci Cook says that she sees women and the long-term unemployed as an untapped resource of the work force for the JLR plant in Nitra.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20866941/slovaks-have-new-investment-favourite-recreational-real-estate.htmlSlovaks have new investment favourite – recreational real estate2018-07-13T14:00:00ZThe increased interest is pushing prices up.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20869515/with-a-few-clicks-farmers-can-verify-ownership-of-farmland.htmlWith a few clicks, farmers can now verify ownership of farmland2018-07-12T21:55:01ZThe system is accessible to farmers applying for direct payments as well as the general public.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20868626/seven-investors-receive-state-aid-in-millions-of-euros.htmlSeven investors receive state aid in millions of euros2018-07-12T13:32:20ZInvestments allocated to less developed districts, while some of them include R&D.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20868614/is-the-completion-of-mochovce-nuclear-plant-close.htmlIs the completion of Mochovce nuclear plant close?2018-07-11T22:48:52ZPM Pellegrini inspected the construction site of the delayed project.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20868186/ministry-embarked-on-the-fight-against-droughts-launching-a-campaign.htmlMinistry embarked on the fight against droughts, launching a campaign2018-07-11T13:20:03ZA new website, protisuchu.sk, is part of the campaign.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20867007/automotive-suppliers-will-invest-further-millions-in-slovakia.htmlAutomotive suppliers will invest further millions in Slovakia2018-07-10T10:14:56ZCompanies apply for help from the state.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20866928/slovak-drivers-go-beyond-borders-to-save-on-refuelling.htmlSlovak drivers go beyond borders to save on fuel2018-07-09T22:07:53ZMotor fuel in Slovakia is more expensive not only compared with Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic but also Austria.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20865647/why-do-young-people-remain-with-their-parents.htmlWhy do young people remain with their parents?2018-07-09T06:30:00ZStatistics show that Slovaks leave the nest only at the age of 31, the third highest in the EU.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20864330/excessive-vat-refunds-have-been-published.htmlExcessive VAT refunds have been published2018-07-05T12:05:00ZAfter some other facts were stated, Financial Administration has now started publishing the names of recipients of excessive VAT refunds, so anyone can check. The author calls this step the biggest progress in transparency.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20863883/world-bank-smaller-slovak-cities-are-better-for-business.htmlWorld Bank: Smaller Slovak cities are better for business2018-07-04T15:24:58ZIn an analysis of the simplicity of doing business in cities in selected countries, smaller Slovak cities were pinpointed as better options.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20862904/u-s-steel-kosice-almost-sold-to-the-chinese-has-record-profits.htmlU.S. Steel Košice has record profits2018-07-03T14:13:29ZAfter a period marked by troubles caused by market development and a changed situation, the US steelmaker has marked an uplift, while its Košice-based plant reports record profits.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20862920/bomb-was-reported-in-kia-carmaker-more-than-1000-employees-evacuated.htmlMore than 1,000 employees evacuated from Kia after bomb scare2018-07-03T14:08:33ZAlthough a bomb in the Slovak plant of the Korean carmaker was not found, employees had to be evacuated and production halted.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20862398/comptrollers-target-gambling-machines.htmlComptrollers target gambling machines2018-07-03T06:11:21ZThe Financial Administration has carried out the biggest operation ever, focused on illegal gambling.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20861947/slovakias-poor-road-quality-even-rwanda-india-and-oman-are-better-off.htmlSlovaks get a bumpy ride due to road quality2018-07-02T15:06:58ZIn a survey based on the inhabitants’ views, not on factual findings, Slovakia came 73rd and Rwanda, India and Oman were judged to have better roads.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20859728/challenges-of-taxing-digital-platforms.htmlChallenges of taxing digital platforms2018-06-29T09:09:09ZThe European Union is working on new legislation addressing taxation in a sharing economy.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20859047/dilapidated-lamac-department-store-will-change-into-the-new-karpatia-centre.htmlDilapidated Lamač department store will change into the new Karpatia centre2018-06-29T06:00:00ZThere will again be shops as well as co-working offices and a community centre.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20859051/which-occupations-do-companies-lack-the-most-employees.htmlWhich occupations do companies lack the most employees?2018-06-28T13:49:09ZThe labour centre publishes the shortage occupation list for simplified employment of workers from non- EU countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20858623/road-transport-act-shall-be-amended-to-suit-new-trends.htmlRoad Transport Act shall be amended to suit new trends2018-06-27T14:17:19ZTransport Ministry wants to respond to recent trends (Uber, Taxify, Liftago, or Hopin) as they have already become popular among the public – and not just by banning them from Slovakia. De-regulation and new options instead of toughening rules is the optimum process.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20857826/government-wants-to-curb-procurement-watchdog-powers-concerning-eu-funds.htmlGovernment wants to curb procurement watchdog powers concerning EU funds2018-06-26T13:58:49ZPublic Procurement Office protests against the proposed limits to its powers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20857465/swiss-investor-to-bring-500-jobs-to-the-hungry-valley-in-northern-slovakia.htmlSwiss investor to bring 500 jobs to hungry valley in northern Slovakia2018-06-25T22:35:35ZMubea will manufacture car parts in Kežmarok Industrial Park.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20856191/slovak-office-real-estate-market-reports-the-biggest-deal-for-seven-years.htmlSlovak office real-estate market reports the biggest deal for seven years2018-06-24T06:56:06ZAupark Tower changes hands. The price was not disclosed.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20855681/slovakia-is-pioneering-the-taxation-of-digital-platforms.htmlSlovakia is pioneering the taxation of digital platforms2018-06-22T18:03:02ZUber, Airbnb and booking.com are obliged to pay taxes in Slovakia, but they do not do so.https://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.