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_emailskCrucial rail terminal needed for car industry will not be builtState company revokes promise of container terminal near Nitra, much needed by car maker Jaguar Land Rover.Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:43:22 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20699920/crucial-rail-terminal-needed-for-car-industry-will-not-be-built.htmlApplication of GDPR with respect to the size of the enterpriseThe Regulation envisages that the right form of personal data protection is to be drawn primarily from the point of view of the data subject, and not from the point of protecting an enterprise, which can have a major impact on businesses.Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:00:09 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20697721/application-of-gdpr-with-respect-to-the-size-of-the-enterprise.htmlModern luxury next to the Blue ChurchAlthough modern in architecture, Bezručova Residence preserves Bratislava's rich history through luxurious and innovative living.Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20697691/modern-luxury-next-to-the-blue-church.htmlWomen receive lower pensionsBut the differences are still lower than in most EU countries.Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20690043/women-receive-lower-pensions.htmlValorisation mechanism changesBut not everybody is satisfied with some of the latest changes.Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20690030/valorisation-mechanism-changes.htmlIT community to evaluate state projectsThe experts are ready to monitor projects linked to state IT from the very beginning.Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:23:29 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20698012/it-community-to-evaluate-state-projects.htmlSlovakia may get 5G network between 2020 and 2022Orange has already clinched strategic partnerships on collaboration with NOKIA and EricssonThu, 16 Nov 2017 20:53:37 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20698014/slovakia-may-get-5g-network-between-2020-and-2022.htmlEmployees should get more for working nights, holidays and weekendsParliament will discuss surcharges and other work-related measures from the social package at its next sessionThu, 16 Nov 2017 20:45:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20698054/employees-should-get-more-for-working-nights-holidays-and-weekends.htmlBudgetary Responsibility Council slams government for inadequate consolidationExistuje milión spôsobov, ako napísať perex a toto je jeden z nich.Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:38:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20697485/budgetary-responsibility-council-slams-government-for-inadequate-consolidation.htmlAmazon returns centre in Sereď already in operationThe centre is the largest and one of Amazon’s most technologically advanced onesThu, 16 Nov 2017 07:59:45 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20697376/amazon-returns-centre-in-sered-already-in-operation.htmlCabinet green-lights changes to investment certificate for Volkswagen SlovakiaThe list of land plots with “significant investment” certificates for VW Slovakia has been expanded.Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:32:34 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20697335/cabinet-green-lights-changes-to-investment-certificate-for-volkswagen-slovakia.htmlA total of 750 new jobs open in LeviceAn expanding company, a producer for the automotive industry, invests €17 million in the Levice-Géňa industrial park while offering 750 jobs.Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:54:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20696809/a-total-of-750-new-jobs-open-in-levice.htmlEconomic growth slowsGrowth is expected to continue in following quarters.Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:22:17 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20696446/economic-growth-slows.htmlNational IT Academy project kicks offThe project involving more than 36,000 students at 500 schools of all grades and levels started on November 13.Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:41:35 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20696392/national-it-academy-project-kicks-off.htmlExpress trains from Bratislava to Žilina will save timeThanks to the modernisation of several more kilometres of railway track between Bratislava and Púchov, the ride from the capital all the way to Žilina will be shortened.Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:25:57 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20695861/express-trains-from-bratislava-to-zilina-will-save-time.htmlNotices may threaten operation of Bohunice nuclear power plantMass termination notices of expert staff in Jaslovské Bohunice nuclear power plant could threaten its operation starting next year, when the notice period expires.Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:22:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20695853/notices-may-threaten-operation-of-bohunice-nuclear-power-plant.htmlFirst trial freight train from China arrives in BratislavaThe plan is to dispatch as many as 500 such trains next yearMon, 13 Nov 2017 21:51:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20695576/first-trial-freight-train-from-china-arrives-in-bratislava.htmlSlovakia in the running for fifth car manufacturerChinese producer of e-cars Zhi Dou is looking for a place to build a new plantMon, 13 Nov 2017 21:34:46 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20695561/slovakia-in-the-running-for-fifth-car-manufacturer.htmlA total of 450 new jobs will be available in Panasonic in TrstenáThe company Panasonic expands the production of parts for Daimler and BMW in northern Slovakia.Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:43:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20695041/a-total-of-450-new-jobs-will-be-available-in-trstena.htmlThe story of iconic hand-cream goes onIndulona was used as shoe polish or for frying, till today used as ointment for people suffering from skin problemsMon, 13 Nov 2017 07:24:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20694657/the-story-of-iconic-hand-cream-goes-on.htmlUnfair practices or a market advantage?Slovak companies see lower local wages to be one of a few competitive advantages.Mon, 13 Nov 2017 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20690007/unfair-practices-or-a-market-advantage.htmlBus station Mlynské Nivy is gradually disappearingLots of material will be reusedFri, 10 Nov 2017 08:18:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20693199/bus-station-mlynske-nivy-is-gradually-disappearing.htmlForeign trade returns to surplus in September, turnover remains lowAnalyst expects that after production is launched at Jaguar Land Rover in Nitra, Slovakia’s foreign trade surpluses should begin to be more pronounced againThu, 09 Nov 2017 22:10:44 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20693113/foreign-trade-returns-to-surplus-in-september-turnover-remains-low.htmlMatovič’s publishing house regionPRESS has changed handsIgor Matovič confirmed the sale and promised to return to the deal at a press conference next weekThu, 09 Nov 2017 22:00:46 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20693133/matovics-publishing-house-regionpress-has-changed-hands.htmlState considers prolonging support for e-carsBy the end of October, 429 applicants showed interest in a subsidy for purchasing electric cars.Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:55:44 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20692636/state-considers-prolonging-support-for-e-cars.htmlCreating jobs no longer required for government support of companiesCreating new jobs is no longer the gold star; support for investors should change into more directed support to reduce regional disparities and increase the economy’s competitiveness.Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:16:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20692311/creating-jobs-no-longer-required-for-government-support-of-companies.htmlHengstler opens a new plant in KežmarokThe company has moved part of its production from Germany to its Kežmarok plant, investing €7 million into new, expanded premises.Wed, 08 Nov 2017 23:10:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20692261/hengstler-expands-production-and-opens-a-new-plant-in-kezmarok.htmlNumber of foreigners working in Slovakia is on the riseThe nation most frequently represented on the Slovak labour market is Serbia.Wed, 08 Nov 2017 22:48:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20692173/number-of-foreigners-working-in-slovakia-is-on-the-rise.htmlRomanian firm to invest into PET bottles productionIt is just the Green Group’s first step towards more ambitious projects.Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:20:22 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20691657/romanian-firm-to-invest-into-pet-bottles-production.htmlTV Markíza may be sold, Slovak and Czech oligarchs showing interestIt is currently part of the CME group.Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:55:46 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20691583/tv-markiza-may-be-sold-slovak-and-czech-oligarchs-showing-interest.htmlBlatné intersection will be opened one month earlier than expectedDrivers must prepare for certain limitations in late November.Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:16:05 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20691309/blatne-intersection-will-be-opened-one-month-earlier-than-expected.htmlThe Chinese can build a new bridge, while Slovaks are still waiting for a building permitSlovak authorities need 286 days to issue a permit, the report finds.Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:34:52 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20690853/slovakia-is-somewhere-in-the-middle-of-doing-business-chart.htmlIndividual failure behind information leak on President KiskaThe involved person faces criminal prosecution.Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:26:51 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20690814/imrecze-individual-failure-behind-information-leak-on-president-kiska.htmlLess money and missing links await expats upon returnThough life as a stranger in a foreign country is not easy, the return home also presents expats with certain obstacles, says Andrea Sadloňová, a returnee to Slovakia, in an interview.Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20689999/less-money-and-missing-links-await-expats-upon-return.htmlMigration finally reversesSlovaks return home due to fixed travel time, family interests, sentimentality, but also to utilize experience gained from abroad.Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20689959/migration-finally-reverses.htmlFirst natural gas auction was declared voidOnly one supplier showed interestMon, 06 Nov 2017 22:16:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20690323/first-natural-gas-auction-was-declared-void.htmlSlovak agri minister wants to have farmland protected from industrial construction in EUShe proposes construction of industrial halls on land not used for growing foodMon, 06 Nov 2017 21:43:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20690426/slovak-agri-minister-wants-to-have-farmland-protected-from-industrial-construction-in-eu.htmlRingier Axel Springer Media sells the most popular daily and acquires online assetsThe price of the transactions has not been revealedMon, 06 Nov 2017 21:38:23 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20690448/ringier-axel-springer-media-sells-the-most-popular-daily-and-acquires-online-assets.htmlMinister Kaliňák has to return €10 million due to flaws in tenderThe Interior Ministry will pay more fines for unlawful steps taken in informatisation and e-governance tenders. It has agreed on a payment schedule again.Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:59:04 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20690001/minister-kalinak-has-to-return-10-million-due-to-flaws-in-tender.htmlGabčíkovo turns 25The hydropower plant on the Danube remains controversialFri, 03 Nov 2017 11:02:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20686327/gabcikovo-turns-25.html