rss_title registered a record number of visitorsThe increase was impacted by the security situation in the world and as well as the Slovak EU presidency.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:46:42 +0100 negotiations stuckTrade unions have asked for a higher increase in salaries and are ready to strike.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:37:42 +0100 of experts challenges ICT sectorTo maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:21:57 +0100 Slovaks own their residenceSlovaks consider having their property one of the biggest certainties.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:30:00 +0100 regulator’s head to have limited powersThe ruling coalition will also confirm plans to create an energy holding.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:57:52 +0100 will distribute cars from Nitra’s JRL plantThe state-run freight carrier Cargo did not succeed in its bid, but is still discussing the distribution of suborders with the German firm.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:46:03 +0100 new jobs to be createdFour companies want to invest altogether €88.5 million in Slovakia.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:46:34 +0100 to focus on firms with foreign staffScrutiny follows media report by Serbian journalist concerning conditions in a Galanta-based plant.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:43:18 +0100 space expected to growThe growing economy and falling unemployment rate create a good environment for the growth of companies already established in Slovakia, but also for the arrival of new ones.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:30:00 +0100 record year for investment propertiesThe region is in the focus of big real estate firms, which may contribute to an increase in foreign investments in near future.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:30:00 +0100 rate keeps decreasingPositive development of Slovakia’s economy seen behind the decrease.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:07:34 +0100 Investment Bank supported Slovakia with €918 million in 20162016 was a successful year for the EIB Group in Slovakia, said EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:54:50 +0100 oil transporter plans to build new oil tanksTranspetrol wants to invest €40 million into two new tanks.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:46:42 +0100 highway stalled due to missing moneyMoney is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:44:13 +0100 insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens supportOnly 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:30:00 +0100 has a negative impactPractice shows that municipalities will require investors to pay the fee for development from their own budgets and at the same time to also cover the so-called induced investments.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:30:00 +0100 for €4.5bn launched in 2016Slovakia witnessed the lowest number of launched public competitions and expected investments since 2012.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:30:00 +0100 sector continues strugglingRoad infrastructure has the biggest impact on building activities.Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:30:00 +0100 launch on-line shopping in SlovakiaLong-expected service now arrived.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:16:20 +0100 after the first few months of construction worksThe works officially started in September 2016.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:02:13 +0100 people can keep €10,000 for housing, cabinet approvedEvery debtor who resorts to personal bankruptcy will be able to retain €10,000 for so-called housing expenses, according to an approved bill.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:12:36 +0100Érsek made concession to Kažimír in Prešov bypassAfter wrangling within the Slovak cabinet, the transport minister yielded to pressure from the finance minister and changed the project of the northern bypass of the city of Prešov; the state will not spend €900 million as it had originally planned.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:59:19 +0100 food really is better in Austria, study findsEC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:26:10 +0100 investment to create 500 jobsA producer of plastic components may become the third biggest employer in the region.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:59:13 +0100 adds two new flights from Bratislava airportIn autumn 2017, new flights to Bologna and Thessaloniki will be added.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:52:09 +0100 boosted by demandGDP grew slightly less than in 2015, mostly due to lower use of EU funds.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:03:55 +0100 Bane mines may endDespite environmental studies at the EU level, the Slovak state wants to continue subsidising brown coal mining.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:55:13 +0100 continues risingConsumer prices were impacted by food and fuels, but also by changes to regulated energies.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:43:48 +0100 agriculture faces changesWhile self-sufficient in milk, beef, poultry, eggs and sugar, sector lags in pork, fruits and vegetables.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:58:05 +0100 to have new environmental strategyThe newly prepared strategy, aimed to replace the 25-year-old document, is a new approach to the new challenges Slovakia faces.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:30:23 +0100 members meet with U.S. Steel Košice representativesThey discussed the plans for selling the eastern Slovak plant.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:25:48 +0100 of D1 Bratislava-Košice highway still far awayFuture financing of highway construction remains in question.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:10:00 +0100 downgrades its growth predictionThe change is caused mostly by falling investments.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:50:28 +0100 Prešov bypass project will not changeThe Transport Ministry does not consider it advantageous.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:47:34 +0100 output up in DecemberSlovakia’s industrial output went up in December 2016, statistics show, with the energy sector and automotive industry strengthening output, while some other branches weakened it.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:02:08 +0100 believes in the power of Slovak economySlovakia seems to have a good rating, with a stable outlook and several criteria in its favour, the international rating agency found recently.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:52:39 +0100 just developing but managing warehouses tooAs a small country, Slovakia should focus on projects that go beyond its borders .Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:35:00 +0100 carmaker PSA gets new head as of MarchPrevious general director goes to the carmaker's headquarters in Paris.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:30:47 +0100 year’s Tax Freedom Day to fall on June 6This year Slovaks need to work eight days longer compared with previous year.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:26:00 +0100 of ex-SNS head Móric to supply railways with carriagesThe company whose carriages were unreliable in the past will supply them, again, to the state-owned railway company.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:19:35 +0100 to donate vineyard to tycoon RozinA business tycoon who was investigated – though not convicted – in a case of fraud concerning acquisition of a vineyard ten years ago will now rent a neighbouring vineyard for a symbolic euro per year.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:11:11 +0100 between unions at Volkswagen hits stalemateThe management refuses to comment on the situation.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:02:21 +0100 trade recorded negative balance in DecemberStatistics were impacted mostly by weaker production and Christmas sales.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:54:19 +0100 needs 389 years to catch up with Norwegian salariesThough salaries are growing, Slovakia is unable to catch up with more developed countries.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:47:53 +0100 startups receive aidThe main objective of the project is to strengthen business models and business stability of craftspeople and artists.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:30:00 +0100 needs to recycle moreThe air quality in Slovakia remains poor, the European Commission warns.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:35:21 +0100 share of Slovak groceries is lowRetailers say they do not discriminate against Slovak food producers.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:07:49 +0100 land protection moved to second readingSNS wants to protect land from speculative purchases.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:40:45 +0100 downgrades growth forecast for this yearBut in following years, the economy should accelerate, mostly thanks to car production, state analysts say.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:32:44 +0100 contain part of their creatorsSlovaks become more curious about the work of craftspeople, says Manik, organiser of events focusing on handmade work.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:30:00 +0100 Energy prices to return to 2016 levels across SlovakiaHead of the regulatory office to resign officially on Tuesday.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:07:09 +0100 heritage expandsTraditional blueprint and multipart singing of Horehronie were inscribed to Slovak intangible cultural heritage.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:30:00 +0100 habits or lack of opportunities?It pays to spend some time looking for a good job - it might determine the person’s career for the rest of their life, expert says.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:47:40 +0100 expectations for first jobEmployers usually want to hire ready-made employees, but employees see it differently.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:43:34 +0100 Érsek scraps tender on trains, set to announce new onePointing to several discrepancies, the transport minister ultimately cancelled a tender for trains to operate between the cities of Bratislava and Banská Bystrica, arranged by his predecessor.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:43:28 +0100 Bad habits or lack of opportunities?Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:42:12 +0100 Jobs (Exercise)In exercise for this topic we focus on skill: PresentationsMon, 06 Feb 2017 13:40:31 +0100 enjoys handmade revivalHandmade is about more than just products. It connects people with ideas and creativity, who together form a community.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 06:30:00 +0100 innovators showed their workThe works were displayed as part of the Digital Assembly conference.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:30:00 +0100 robot decorates the eggsThe pattern is pre-prepared in a graphic editor and then translated by a special programme into a code which then instructs the device.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:30:00 +0100 FAQ from foreign clientsExperts from law firms in Slovakia answer the most frequent questions of their clients concerning business in Slovakia.Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:00:00 +0100 FAQ from Slovak clientsExperts from law firms in Slovakia answer the most frequent questions of their clients concerning business in Slovakia.Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:00:00 +0100 in Slovakia, sold to the worldCrotchet swimwear by Anna Kosturová worn by American and Canadian celebrities, and a furry bag from the workroom of Nikoleta Rajnáková owned by the CEO of Instagram are but two examples of Slovak handmade products that have made it big. But the map of Slovak handmade products consists of much more than that.Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:30:00 +0100 Era of record-low interest rates on mortgages is endingBoom in mortgages has pushed up prices of residential real estate.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:56:20 +0100čík resigned as ÚRSO head, avoiding parliamentary sessionThe head of energy regulatory office resigned, angering the speaker of parliament.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:33:22 +0100 Slovak growth stable; aging population a riskAfter a mission in Slovakia, an international committee concludes that economic growth is stable but adds that the country faces several risks, caused by the international as well as domestic situation.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:41:22 +0100 Steel: Will they stay or will they go?Minsters confirm talks over possible sale of Košice plant.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:31:40 +0100 open for businessBiggest challenges: investments, human resources and expansion into new markets.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 +0100's appointments possible from 2018However, such appointments will have to be paid for and will only be available after 14:00.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:24:42 +0100 lose trains between Bratislava and KošiceNow only state-run ZSSK operates the route.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:23:12 +0100 fraud biggest problem of Slovak economySlovak managers call for the simplification of taxes and a re-introduction of flat income tax, and fear the lack of qualified staffers.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:15:54 +0100 predicts an accelerating rise in employmentIn an updated prognosis, the central bank expects no changes for GDP growth, but improves the forecast for labour market.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:19:14 +0100 test of the third block in Mochovce plant is a milestoneThe successful test of the pressurising of the primary circuit of the third block in the Mochovce nuclear power plant (AE) is a crucial milestone in the finalising and completing the construction.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:59:36 +0100’ trade unions want higher salariesTrade unionists in Volkswagen and Kia are negotiating for a rise in salaries.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:29:38 +0100 care improving but slowlyThe Slovak health-care sector outperforms Hungary and Poland, but lags behind the Czech Republic.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:12:18 +0100 health insurer terminates contracts with specialists to cut costsVšZP faces estimated loss of €200-210 million.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:42:55 +0100 agency forecasts reducing the debt for SlovakiaThe rating agency expects economic growth for Slovakia in the next three years – at the level of about three percent annually.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:05:44 +0100 don’t have to take back unwanted giftsWhile current legislation guarantees consumers the right to purchase goods without mistakes, it does not require stores to give a refund simply because the product is no longer liked or the wrong size.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:10:00 +0100 affect online buyingPublishing reviews takes time, but it also shows the quality of the product or service and help other customers make the right choice. It is not the only factor in the decision to buy, however.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:10:00 +0100 Shopping and Services (Exercise)In exercise for this topic we focus on skill: FeedbackMon, 30 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0100 Reviews affect online buyingSpectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0100 to replace RegioJet on the Bratislava-Košice routeThe carrier prepares for the departure of RegioJet from the route; there will be less trains.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:16:57 +0100 company, He Steel, set to buy U.S. Steel KošiceThe US owners of the Košice plant and the Chinese have signed a memorandum of understanding.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:05:46 +0100 in utility tariffs cause backlashIndependence of regulator questioned after PM’s overtly ‘political’ intervention.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:50:15 +0100 Slovakiatour a Danubius Gastro fairs begin in Incheba, BratislavaThe two biggest fairs focused on tourism and gastronomy have begun in the Incheba fair-ground in the Slovak capital.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:22:07 +0100 Steel seems to be departingWhat many have already anticipated for several months is becoming reality, the Slovak media writes.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:11:55 +0100 Slovakia is 44th in performanceSlovakia declined four places against last year in the Variables for Sustainable Growth Index 2016.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:02:16 +0100 for Piešťany airport runs out in FebruaryThe plague of the small airport in western Slovakia continues, it needs a private investor or an intervention by its current shareholders.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:26:05 +0100 extends flight frequency between Košice and WarsawThe company is adding an afternoon flight operating three times a week.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:04:56 +0100 don’t expect improvementA high number of entrepreneurs expect conditions for doing business to worsen this year.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:01:56 +0100 of D3 highway near Čadca has startedThe road costing €239 million is expected to help both the town and the region.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:49:08 +0100 grew the most in 6 yearsQualified workers as well as supporting staff and qualified technical workers witnessed the highest rise in 2016.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:29:04 +0100 rate keeps fallingEmployers complain about the lack of a qualified labour force.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:27:54 +0100 Energy prices to return to last year’s levelsOpposition doubts indebtedness of the regulatory authority and calls for the resignation of its head.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:59:06 +0100 is luring U.S. Steel from Košice back to the StatesRumours have circulated for some time that the Košice plant of the U.S. Steel corporation could change owners. Now, the initiative of new US President, Donald Trump, makes these rumours even more acute.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:05:59 +0100 food producers still show little interest in SlovakiaThe French are known for their food, but not in Slovakia.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:30:00 +0100 attracts Slovak contractorsFrance has implemented a number of reforms in the fields of public finances, competitiveness, reducing bureaucracy and the labour marketMon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0100 opens new plant in SlovakiaAltogether 1,300 people are expected to find jobs in the new production hall.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0100 growth for Real estate taxes in Slovakia since 2013Towns and villages increase real estate taxes by 2.33 percent on average in 2017.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:01:49 +0100 Hard Brexit may slow down Slovakia’s economic growth by 0.5 percentImpact on Slovakia will be indirect via its main trade partners, especially GermanyThu, 19 Jan 2017 21:52:41 +0100