Spectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectatorhttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.rss_contact_emailskBritish investors are coming to Slovakia, regardless of BrexitThe last 15 years of investments in Slovakia have covered sectors producing rubber and plastic products, metal products and motor vehicles.Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20616602/british-investors-are-coming-to-slovakia-regardless-of-brexit.htmlSlovak bryndza is partly produced from French sheep milkOpposition politician calls for labelling of bryndza made from Slovak milkFri, 18 Aug 2017 15:32:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20629043/slovak-bryndza-is-partly-produced-from-french-sheep-milk.htmlFinMin changes mortgage support for young peopleAmendment would reduce paperwork involved in providing state assistance.Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:12:27 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20629027/finmin-changes-mortgage-support-for-young-people.htmlAgrokomplex opens its gatesThis year’s exhibition has more discussions with experts and a family programme.Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:03:55 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20629066/agrokomplex-opens-its-gates.htmlBratislava growing highHigh-rise buildings sprouting up in BratislavaThu, 17 Aug 2017 17:08:12 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628894/bratislava-growing-high.htmlRyanair launches new transfer flightsPassengers an travel from Bratislava to four new destinations.Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:05:37 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628241/ryanair-launches-new-transfer-flights.htmlSlovakia’s economy acceleratesThe rise is also expected for the following months, though there remain some risks.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:07:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20627888/slovakias-economy-accelerates.html450 new jobs to be created in ČadcaA supplier to the automotive industry plans to produce plastic components for cars.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:02:40 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20627884/450-new-jobs-to-be-created-in-cadca.htmlPresident appoints Naništa as new ÚRSO Regulatory Council chairmanThe council had previously elected its new head without revealing the person's name.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:17:48 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20627398/president-appoints-nanista-as-new-urso-regulatory-council-chairman.htmlPrices of butter break recordsThe milk production is dropping, while people stop eating cheap margarine.Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:01:57 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626990/prices-of-butter-break-records.htmlObjections against a tender to purchase new wagons submittedThe complaint concerns the tender’s conditions.Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:52:50 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626987/objections-against-a-tender-to-purchase-new-wagons-submitted.htmlLaptop ban lifted on Turkish AirlinesThe change affects Slovaks travelling to US from Istanbul with Turkish Airlines.Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:57:58 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626464/laptop-ban-lifted-on-turkish-airlines.htmlInflation accelerated to four-year high in JulyInflation should remain around 1.5 percent for rest of year.Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:36:26 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626471/inflation-accelerated-to-four-year-high-in-july.htmlBratislava gets a new public space and parkZaha Hadid incorporated the area’s only remaining memorial to the industrial age of Bratislava into the project.Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:50:37 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622268/bratislava-has-a-new-public-space-and-park.htmlPolice: NBS executive received bribes from insurerRapid Life insurer provided money for protection from sanctions.Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:42:26 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623910/police-nbs-executive-received-bribes-from-insurer.htmlNew investor coming to northern SlovakiaOne of Kia’s biggest suppliers of plastic components is coming to the Kysuce region.Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:03:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623405/new-investor-coming-to-northern-slovakia.htmlDry weather ailing Slovak farmersClimate change induced weather patterns affecting farmer crops and water resourcesThu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622841/dry-weather-ailing-slovak-farmers.htmlJuly best ever month for Bratislava AirportThe M.R. Štefánik Airport marked the highest monthly tally in its 66-year history.Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:20:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623063/july-best-ever-month-for-bratislava-airport.htmlThe Volkswagen strike had an impact on exportsBut a foreign trade surplus was a positive surprise, according to analysts.Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:42:57 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623093/the-volkswagen-strike-had-an-impact-on-exports.htmlContaminated Dutch eggs discovered in SlovakiaThey were delivered to Slovakia via Germany and Austria.Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:31:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623087/contaminated-dutch-eggs-discovered-in-slovakia.htmlDeveloper unveils its vision of a new Bratislava centreJ&T Real Estate is asking for a statute of important investment for its package of projects to speed up the constructionWed, 09 Aug 2017 15:54:36 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622802/developer-unveils-its-vision-of-a-new-bratislava-centre.htmlSlovakia taking precautions against African swine feverThe Agriculture Ministry is monitoring buffer zones, and recommending breeders to adopt measures to protect their animals.Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:09:38 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622601/slovakia-taking-precautions-against-african-swine-fever.htmlPostal service operator considers buying shares of telecom providerThe decision is not final yet, however.Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:05:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622587/postal-service-operator-considers-buying-shares-of-telecom-provider.htmlCentral bank in a legal battle with insurance companyThe Slovak central bank suspects the former management of the Rapid Life insurance company of criminal activity.Tue, 08 Aug 2017 21:08:58 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622219/central-bank-is-in-battle-with-insurance-company-including-lawsuits.htmlThe court unblocked lands under U.S. SteelThe case concerns the dispute with the American shell company Adams & Co.Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:35:14 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621878/the-court-unblocked-lands-under-u-s-steel.htmlBrose will employ 500 peopleThey will find jobs in a new production hall that will, among other things, focus on the production of prototypes and pre-production.Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:31:56 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621874/brose-will-employ-500-people.htmlBratislava is an excellent base for digital nomadsA digital nomad who lived in the Slovak capital for a year talks about her experience with the city and the struggles she dealt with.Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621238/bratislava-is-an-excellent-base-for-digital-nomads.htmlBlog: Higher R&D tax allowance will not helpSlovakia needs to fundamentally change its attitude towards R&D support, otherwise it will keep lagging behind advanced European countriesTue, 08 Aug 2017 08:23:49 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621550/blog-higher-rd-tax-allowance-will-not-help.htmlJapanese remain loyal to past businessCompanies from Japan are considering six new investment projects in Slovakia.Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606096/japanese-remain-loyal-to-past-business.htmlStructural designer received suspended sentence for collapsed buildingThe roof of a five-storey garage fell just two weeks before the building was set for its final approval.Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:07:38 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621501/structural-designer-received-suspended-sentence-for-collapsed-building.htmlSlovakia produces almost no ice cream, relying on importsThe majority of ice cream is imported from the Czech Republic.Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:45:28 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621240/slovakia-produces-almost-no-ice-cream-relying-on-imports.htmlThe Dutch egg scandal has not reached Slovakia for nowThe Dutch eggs containing the remains of pesticides have not appeared on the Slovak market as of now. The experts say, however, that people have to be very careful.Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:32:41 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621285/the-dutch-egg-scandal-has-not-reached-slovakia-for-now.htmlThree Slovak firms awardedThe companies made efforts to become innovative, to find other solutions to existing problems, according to the European Centre of Economic Diplomacy.Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618597/three-slovak-firms-awarded.htmlBelgians tasted Slovak wineThe wines from the Small Carpathian wine region are typical of their freshness and have also built a reputation abroad.Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618593/belgians-tasted-slovak-wine.htmlCoalition stands by plan to connect Zvolen to Košice with express dual-carriagewayPM Fico is dismissive of critical economic analysis by Finance Ministry.Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:20:45 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618780/coalition-stands-by-plan-to-connect-zvolen-to-kosice-with-express-dual-carriageway.htmlTraffic situation close to Bratislava may become toughThe planned construction work on the main highway in Slovakia may pose several challenges to drivers in near future.Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618537/traffic-situation-close-to-bratislava-may-become-tough.htmlBills for utilities have a new bossAs the new head of the regulatory authority Ľubomír Jahnátek is already facing criticism for increased water bills in central and eastern SlovakiaThu, 03 Aug 2017 14:44:34 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618441/bills-for-utilities-have-a-new-boss.htmlKošice Airport reports record passenger numbers in JulyAirport CEO says the numbers show the city's air connections to the world.Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:10:51 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20617858/kosice-airport-reports-record-passenger-numbers-in-july.htmlE-communication requirement for the self-employed may be delayedThe Finance Ministry rejected the proposal of an exemption but will likely postpone implementation by six months.Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:05:42 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20617865/e-communication-requirement-for-the-self-employed-may-be-delayed.htmlSteak houses have penetrated Slovak gastronomyBeef cuts and steak tartare belong among the staples of many restaurants and pubsWed, 02 Aug 2017 12:52:12 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20616992/steak-houses-have-penetrated-slovak-gastronomy.html