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/20744291/czechs-take-over-pepsi-producer-in-slovakia.htmlCzechs take over Pepsi producer in Slovakia2018-01-23T13:34:31ZThe transaction still needs to be approved by anti-trust authorities.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20743806/regiojet-boosts-capacity-of-trains-on-bratislava-komarno-route.htmlRegioJet boosts capacity of trains on Bratislava-Komárno route2018-01-22T22:11:29ZThe increase is due to passenger demand.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20743832/embraco-and-trade-unions-clinch-collective-agreement.htmlEmbraco and trade unions clinch collective agreement2018-01-22T22:03:44ZWages should increase by 11 percent in 2018.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20743849/the-unemployment-rate-continued-its-downward-trend-in-december.htmlThe unemployment rate continued its downward trend in December2018-01-22T21:54:23ZThe problem of unemployment in Slovakia is not the lack of jobs but the unsuitable structure for job seekers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20741453/attracting-talent-why-millennials-are-choosing-to-join-johnson-controls-in-bratislava.htmlAttracting talent – Why Millennials are choosing to join Johnson Controls in Bratislava2018-01-22T06:00:00ZMillennials are the largest pool of potential employees, and the most attractive because of their typically high education level.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20741553/alarica-new-business-project-in-the-market-of-shoes.htmlAlarica – new business project in the market of shoes2018-01-19T11:30:00ZThe fundamental difference of the Alarica platform from the other marketplaces is it’s narrow specialization, payment policy and convenience for manufacturers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739249/lawsuit-predicting-software-created-by-slovak.htmlLawsuit predicting software created by Slovak2018-01-19T07:20:00ZThe software has already caught the attention of several private companies and corporations.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20741322/pellegrini-future-eu-cohesion-policy-should-involve-less-red-tape.htmlPellegrini: Future EU cohesion policy should involve less red tape2018-01-19T06:10:20ZSlovakia can draw €15.493 billion from EU funds within the current programme period ending in 2020.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20741331/slovak-hungarian-cross-border-project-aims-at-restoring-beekeeping-tradition.htmlSlovak-Hungarian cross-border Project aims at restoring beekeeping tradition2018-01-19T06:02:42ZThere will be a beekeeping open-air museum as well as a forest classroom at Topoľčianky.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20741346/environment-ministry-proposes-to-increase-fees-for-waste-landfill.htmlEnvironment Ministry proposes to increase fees for waste landfill2018-01-19T05:55:43ZCurrent fees in Slovakia are some of the lowest in the EU and are not motivating enough recycling.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20740593/ryanair-will-fly-from-bratislava-to-paris-year-round.htmlRyanair will fly from Bratislava to Paris year round2018-01-18T13:42:25ZDuring the summer season the Irish airline will operate 23 regular routes from Bratislavahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20740602/crowdinvesting-turned-out-to-be-a-success-in-slovakia.htmlCrowdinvesting turned out to be a success in Slovakia2018-01-18T13:35:29ZThe hotel group needed only half the time to raise the target sum of €2.5 million.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713590/propulsion-systems-are-getting-more-variable.htmlPropulsion systems are getting more variable2018-01-18T06:30:00ZAutomotive industry experts do not see a funeral bell tolling for diesel motor vehicles.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20740309/new-stretch-of-the-hungarian-highway-eases-travel-for-slovaks.htmlNew stretch of the Hungarian highway eases travel for Slovaks2018-01-18T06:01:18ZThe date of completion of the Bratislava-Košice highway is unknown.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20740328/slovakia-is-26th-on-the-employment-flexibility-index.htmlSlovakia is 26th on the Employment Flexibility Index2018-01-18T05:51:20ZHigher work surcharges will push Slovakia down.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20740404/crates-and-boxes-slovaks-discover-new-ways-of-grocery-shopping.htmlCrates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping2018-01-17T21:07:10ZFarmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739933/adient-could-develop-plane-seats-for-boeing.htmlAdient could develop plane seats for Boeing2018-01-17T13:57:04ZVice-president of the Adient company, which produces car seats, suggests in an interview that the Trenčín-based branch could develop airplane seats.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739905/highway-builders-face-possible-fine-for-delay-in-visnove-tunnel-construction.htmlHighway builders face possible fine for delay in Višňové tunnel construction2018-01-17T13:53:48ZThe highway company warns companies involved in the construction of the Višňové D1 highway tunnel about a possible €2 million fine for delay.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739579/carmakers-in-slovakia-produced-more-than-one-million-cars-last-year.html2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, sector representatives claim2018-01-16T23:59:24ZMain challenges for development of the automotive industry is lack of qualified labour and increasing wage costshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739594/greeks-take-over-legendary-hand-cream-indulona.htmlGreeks take over legendary hand-cream Indulona2018-01-16T23:49:58ZProduction of the hand-cream remains in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739570/private-doctors-ehealth-causes-problems-and-robs-doctors-of-time-meant-for-patients.htmlPrivate doctors: eHealth causes problems and robs doctors of time meant for patients2018-01-16T23:30:42ZRepresentative of private doctors complained that the recently launched system of electronic health care does not work properly yet, and that it makes the work of GPs difficult.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739000/the-bratislava-airport-has-competition-in-vienna.htmlThe Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna2018-01-16T14:03:59ZThe airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20738444/surcharges-for-night-weekend-and-holiday-work-will-go-up-in-two-phases.htmlSurcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases2018-01-15T20:00:57ZSocial partners agree upon a compromise solution.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20738504/growth-of-prices-in-slovakia-resumes-after-three-years.htmlGrowth of prices in Slovakia resumes after three years2018-01-15T19:52:51ZInflation is fuelled by growing food and service prices.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20731117/efficiency-leads-to-savings-and-safety.htmlEfficiency leads to savings and safety2018-01-15T06:30:00ZSlovakia is still seventh in the EU’s energy intensity ranking.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20731112/decentralisation-is-coming-to-energy.htmlDecentralisation is coming to energy2018-01-15T06:30:00ZThe latest trends in the sector include smart systems, local source and renewable energy.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735751/ifp-slovakias-convergence-with-eu-economy-slower-than-before-crisis.htmlIFP: Slovakia’s convergence with EU economy slower than before crisis2018-01-11T21:19:29ZIt was significantly affected by a massive increase in Ireland’s real GDP.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735865/ryanair-changes-its-cabin-bag-policy-as-of-monday-january-15.htmlRyanair changes its cabin bag policy as of Monday, January 15th2018-01-11T20:58:01ZThe low-cost airline operates dozens routes from Bratislava.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735891/slovakia-enjoyed-one-of-its-best-years-for-attracting-investments-in-2017.htmlSlovakia enjoyed one of its best years for attracting investments in 20172018-01-11T20:50:01ZThe government is changing investment stimuli policy to attract more R&D and new technologies.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735585/less-gambling-in-bratislava.htmlLess gambling in Bratislava2018-01-11T15:53:39ZThe number of gambling venues reduces due to the city’s ban on gambling as well as new legislationhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735478/train-line-between-bratislava-and-rajka-in-hungary-a-success.htmlTrain line between Bratislava and Rajka in Hungary a success2018-01-11T13:53:23ZThe line serves the large Slovak community living in Rajkahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713570/car-industry-in-slovakia-gets-automated.htmlCar industry in Slovakia gets automated2018-01-11T06:30:00ZRobots unburden people from heavy, unhealthy and boring workhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735124/samsung-may-scrap-production-in-slovakia-due-to-lack-of-employees.htmlSamsung considers leaving (UPDATED)2018-01-10T22:55:47ZThe company might relocate one of its plants unless hiring foreigners gets easier in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20734819/where-to-charge-e-cars-in-bratislava.htmlWhere to charge e-cars in Bratislava2018-01-10T14:59:28ZThere are more than 30 public charging stations in the capital; at most of them drivers will re-charge their e-cars free of chargehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20734633/kosice-airport-served-almost-half-a-million-passengers-last-year.htmlKošice airport served almost half a million passengers last year2018-01-10T13:33:30ZThe airport in southeast Slovakia calls the year 2017 the most successful in connecting this part of the country with other regions and countries, also thanks to new lines.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20734333/slovakia-may-tax-google-and-facebook.htmlSlovakia may tax Google and Facebook2018-01-09T23:18:34ZThe country wants to be among the most progressive countries in the question of taxing IT giants, according to the finance minister.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20734295/embraco-employees-on-strike-alert.htmlEmbraco employees on strike alert2018-01-09T22:40:25ZWorkers of the company based in Spišská Nová Ves announced they have been on strike alert since January 8.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733954/foreign-trade-grew-at-a-surprising-pace-in-november-2017.htmlForeign trade grew at a surprising pace in November 20172018-01-09T14:18:30ZLower imports only stressed foreign trade surplus for last November, causing a surprising result, macro-economic analyst opines.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733844/profesia-website-marked-a-record-number-of-job-offers-last-year.htmlProfesia website marked a record number of job offers last year2018-01-09T13:29:50ZThe website specialising in the labour market recorded almost 275,000 job offers, with the numbers rising in all regions of Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20446364/lawyers-faq-from-slovak-clients.htmlLawyers: FAQ from Slovak clients2018-01-09T08:00:00ZExperts from law firms in Slovakia answer the most frequent questions of their clients concerning business in Slovakia.