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_emailskBojnice spa fears loss of thermal water due to coal miningThe spa has turned to the EP; the mine sees claims of the Bojnice spa as not expert-based and manipulating public opinionFri, 22 Sep 2017 09:09:09 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654922/bojnice-spa-fears-loss-of-thermal-water-due-to-coal-mining.htmlThousands of state emails sentThe mandatory electronic communication for selected subjects was officially launched at the beginning of July.Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20651267/thousands-of-state-emails-sent.htmlNumber of personal bankruptcies skyrocketing in SlovakiaAmendment to the law has simplified the procedure.Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:01:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654869/number-of-personal-bankruptcies-skyrocketing-in-slovakia.htmlBusinesses largely want a free hand in employee remunerationThe Slovak Business Alliance conducted a survey on the proposed EU directive on posting employees abroad.Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:57:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654878/businesses-largely-want-a-free-hand-in-employee-remuneration.htmlBratislava bus station is moving into Bottova CentrumIf the temporary station gets all the construction approvals, it may start operation on October 1.Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:25:31 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654882/bratislava-bus-station-is-moving-into-bottova-centrum.htmlMinister Érsek considers renting out Bratislava airportThe idea of renting out M.R. Štefánik airport in the long term has re-surfaced after some time. But it requires the consent of coalition partners.Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:13:15 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654319/minister-ersek-considers-renting-out-bratislava-airport.htmlUnemployment rate continues to decline, could be distorted by fake job-seekersThe still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:52:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653840/unemployment-rate-continues-to-decline-could-be-distorted-by-fake-job-seekers.htmlBratislava ring road is lateConstruction works started later than expected, the completion date in question.Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:50:36 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653425/bratislava-ring-road-is-late.htmlCloud computing becomes a standardExternal servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20637031/cloud-computing-becomes-a-standard.htmlSNS wants national shipping lineThe plan would require several changes for the Danube and the Váh .Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:58:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653019/sns-wants-national-ship-line.htmlArca Capital enters the banking sectorCzech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:28:37 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652910/arca-capital-enters-the-banking-sector.htmlNew dairy farms will be among the biggest in central EuropeDairy farm planning to address the milk crisis by making its production more efficient.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:17:35 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652655/new-dairy-farms-will-be-among-the-biggest-in-central-europe.htmlNo fees bring higher summer roamingEU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20651234/no-fees-bring-higher-summer-roaming.htmlEuropean Mobility Week: Minister Matečná wants more cycling trails in SlovakiaAlso new law under interdepartmental review defines animals as creatures with feelings.Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:33:28 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652193/european-mobility-week-minister-matecna-wants-more-cycling-trails-in-slovakia.htmlBiggest Slovak online bookseller buys rivalMartinus.sk bought Gorila.sk's book business, its former owners kept the cafésMon, 18 Sep 2017 22:59:29 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652100/biggest-slovak-online-bookseller-buys-rival.htmlRyanair cancels some flights from and to BratislavaThe Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellationsMon, 18 Sep 2017 22:44:41 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652189/ryanair-cancels-flights-from-and-to-bratislava.htmlSeveral cities, including Bratislava, offering free mass transport for a weekEuropean Mobility Week (ETM) will make city and commuter mass transport free for drivers, including a price reduction on Slovak trains.Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:22:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20651854/several-cities-including-bratislava-offering-free-mass-transport-for-a-week.htmlReconstruction of Bratislava Castle to be finished by a different companyThe Váhostav construction company will not complete the reconstruction of Bratislava Castle; it will be replaced by ViON.Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:51:18 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649502/reconstruction-of-bratislava-castle-to-be-finished-by-a-different-company.htmlSlovak firms fail to defend against modern cyber attacksThe companies often think that the standard systems are enough to protect them from threats.Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:28:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20651242/slovak-firms-fail-to-defend-against-modern-cyber-attacks.htmlProviders build new networksFocus is on 4G networks, but companies also prepare for using the Internet of Things technology.Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:15:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20651228/providers-build-new-networks.htmlSlovak beekeepers experience another poorer-than-average seasonHoney consumption increases; local beekeepers fail to satisfy the demandThu, 14 Sep 2017 23:19:28 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649611/slovak-beekeepers-experience-another-poorer-than-average-season.htmlWhy is the national domain not Slovak?The internet community is critical of the current system in which the national domain is not in the state’s hands.Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648777/why-is-the-national-domain-not-slovak.htmlSlovakia to boost the utilisation of renewablesWind remains almost unharnessed in SlovakiaWed, 13 Sep 2017 17:23:43 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648728/slovakia-to-boost-the-utilisation-of-renewables.htmlRyanair will fly to MaltaFirst route of the airline’s summer 2018 schedule.Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:07:47 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20647546/ryanair-will-fly-to-malta.htmlParliament okays preparation for easing the debt brakeBut any change will need the opposition support very much lacking at the momentMon, 11 Sep 2017 20:07:35 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646960/parliament-okays-preparation-for-the-easing-of-the-debt-brake.htmlMore than half of Slovaks are satisfied with their salaryAbout 60 percent of them earn €1000 net per month.Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:59:57 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646958/more-than-half-of-slovaks-are-satisfied-with-their-salary.htmlMinister Drucker will buy more ambulancesThe ambulances will be rented for five years, then to be owned by the rescue service.Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:26:18 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646576/minister-drucker-will-buy-more-ambulances.htmlKažimír: Sovereign insolvency rules could help enforce euro-zone disciplineEuro-zone integration could include sovereign insolvency rules to help discipline governments on fiscal rules, especially if the bloc were to create its own central budget, the New York Times quoted Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kažimír.Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:15:28 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646559/kazimir-sovereign-insolvency-rules-could-help-enforce-euro-zone-discipline.htmlThese days, computer programs are as protected as literary worksIf you upload any data on a publicly available platform, make sure that you have the permission from the rights holder. Otherwise you risk sanctions for breaching copyright.Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644597/these-days-computer-programs-are-as-protected-as-literary-works.htmlMore than 25 years of IT knowledgeWE IMPLEMENT AND OPERATE USEFUL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN ORGANIZATIONSMon, 11 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644566/more-than-25-years-of-it-knowledge.htmlPower from brown coal in questionNew emission limits question the future of brown coal fired at theNováky power plantMon, 11 Sep 2017 07:49:36 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20645932/power-from-brown-coal-in-question.htmlHungarian consultancy company elaborates feasibility study for Eastring gas pipelineThe Eastring pipeline will serve as an interconnection between western European liquid hubs and the Balkan regionThu, 07 Sep 2017 23:41:40 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20643924/hungarian-consultancy-company-elaborates-feasibility-study-for-eastring-gas-pipeline.htmlKia unveils new model of cee’d to be produced in ŽilinaThe carmaker is already preparing for production of the new modelThu, 07 Sep 2017 23:34:54 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644083/kia-unveils-new-model-of-ceed-to-be-produced-in-zilina.htmlIstropolis culture and congress centre changes handsThe new owners have not yet made it clear whether they plan to keep the centre or pull it downThu, 07 Sep 2017 23:20:29 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644135/istropolis-culture-and-congress-centre-changes-hands.htmlLight aircraft from Slovakia gets international certificatePrevidza’s Aerospool plans serial production of the certified aircraftThu, 07 Sep 2017 23:05:54 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644161/light-aircraft-from-slovakia-gets-international-certificate.htmlEset faces a lawsuit of €15 million for patentsThe antivirus-software developer Eset is facing a lawsuit concerning patents filed by the California-based Finjan company, known for this type of disputes also from abroad.Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:17:09 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20643899/eset-faces-a-lawsuit-of-15-million-for-patents.htmlRyanair changes transport conditions for luggage from November onwardsThe low-cost airline Ryanair aims at speeding up procedures at the gate, reducing fees but stipulating the right to put a second piece of hand luggage in the aircraft hold.Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:08:27 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20643292/ryanair-changes-transport-conditions-for-luggage-from-november-onwards.htmlNew academy should educate future IT expertsThe aim is to fill gaps in the labour market.Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:02:36 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642846/new-academy-should-educate-future-it-experts.htmlNew laboratory to support young innovators and their projectsAt the laboratory for open innovations, the chosen innovators will try to turn their ideas into prototypes.Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20634929/new-laboratory-to-support-young-innovators-and-their-projects.htmlVodohospodárska výstavba announces tender for Gabčíkovo overhaulThe state-owned company opens an international tender for the general overhaul of eight turbo-generators and the reconstruction of the Gabčíkovo hydro-power plant.Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:59:51 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642387/vodohospodarska-vystavba-announces-tender-for-gabcikovo-overhaul.html