rss_title 20th on Global Energy Architecture Performance IndexSlovakia ended up in the top 20 among the 127 evaluated countries.Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:22:35 +0100 responds cautiously to possible EC-Gazprom dealEC says commitments by Gazprom would improve trade in Russian gas in Europe.Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:05:23 +0100 dies at Jaguar construction site, inspection found flawsA man aged 22 – a self-employed subcontractor – suffocated on a platform during the construction of the Nitra-based plant of the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:08:32 +0100 hints at health care privatisationSaS points to the increasing influence of the financial group Penta in the health sector; the company says it is only trying to improve the quality of health care.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:20:00 +0100 could fill job gaps, but not permanentlyHR experts say shortage of labour will continue to be the main labour market challenge.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 vets launch checks of Brazilian meatThe scandal surrounding Brazilian meat is unprecedented, Slovak Agriculture Ministry says, noting that the country is the world’s biggest exporter of red meat, supplying 150 countries around the globe.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:02:53 +0100 trade unions on strike standbyIf they do not agree with the management on increasing wages, a general strike may begin in April.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:42:39 +0100 commute to carmakersCarmakers in western Slovakia report lack of accommodation.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100 on Bratislava-Brno highway may drive without drivers in two yearsThe track might be put into operation within two years.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:59:59 +0100 a Slovak among billionairesIvan Chenko from the real estate developer HB Reavis with assets of $1.1 billion is on the Forbes billionaires list.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:35:56 +0100 rate keeps decreasingDevelopments for improving rates even more are planned, says minister.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:00:14 +0100 discovered by Washington Post as tourist destinationOverlooked by guidebooks, Slovakia is a worthy European destination without the crowds, The Washington Post wrote about the country in mid-March.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:52:10 +0100 and employers lack motivation to train pupilsScarce promotion among primary school pupils and their parents, and insufficient financial motivation for companies are among the most cited reasons of why the system struggles.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 to car industry thriveIt is hard to say how the current geopolitical situation will impact automotive industry contractors, but for now their situation is good.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100ŠIOV works on e-cars projectThe project focuses on connecting traditional education with e-learning methods in maintenance and repairs of hybrid and electric vehicles.Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0100 should keep its carmakersThe development of the automotive industry has no alternative in Slovakia.Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0100 Motors Slovakia has new headBefore coming to Kia Motors Slovakia, Dae-Sik Kim led the corporate planning team in Hyundai Motor Group.Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0100 cars dominate in AlgeriaAs many as 134,100 passenger cars were sold in the former French colony in 2015.Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0100 get the green lightIn Slovakia, 168 electric cars sold in 2016. After the government introduced a subsidy, there have already been 97 applications so far in 2017.Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100 consumption grew to record level in SlovakiaSlovakia needs to import electricity.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:35:12 +0100 of people want help with personal bankruptcyPeople are most often indebted to banks, health and social insurance, non-banking institutions and the tax office.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:05:39 +0100 housing lacks tradition in SlovakiaThe shortage of rental housing is cited as one of the reasons behind low mobility of the labour force.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:06:05 +0100 will get grades for reliability starting 2018The Financial Administration (FS) has been preparing a chart grading the reliability of Slovak companies that will help them fine-tune rules.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:57:55 +0100 approves longer list of bank holidaysIn an attempt to drive shopaholics out of the shops and to offer more days off to shop assistants, the government approved an extension to the list of public holidays on which the doors of shops and supermarkets shall stay closed.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:50:43 +0100 to have more powers in energy regulationThe ministries will be able to comment on new proposals for prices, but there is a risk it would be opposed by the European Commission.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:59:50 +0100 in Slovakia increases compared to eurozone averageThe number of people employed in the eurozone in the last quarter of 2016 compared to the previous quarter increased by 0.3 percent, but Slovakia fared even better in this period of time.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:47:12 +0100 wants to construct cable car connecting Petržalka with new bus stationBratislava city council calls for wider discussion.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:10:02 +0100 could employ more than 1,000 peopleSlovakia should have one of the company's biggest and most modern reverse logistics centres.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:39:23 +0100 airport among top 10 in Eastern EuropeIt appeared in the list for the fourth time.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:17:23 +0100 Slovakia loses when it neglects the RomaIf the employment rate of Roma matched that of the majority, the labour market would get 150,000 people it badly needs.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100 will contribute €1bn for Slovak railwaysThe money will go mostly to modernise the trains, but also to build terminals and parking lots.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:20:46 +0100 production drawn by energy supplies and miningThe production of industrial firms in Slovakia increased significantly, similarly to the sentiment in the whole sector.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:12:33 +0100 exceeded expectationsThe rise in consumer prices in February was impacted by transport and food.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:26:32 +0100 against illegal foreign workers revs upThe measures follow the reports of a Serbian reporter who anonymously employed himself in Galanta-based Samsung.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:15:47 +0100 Banka may complete takeover of Sberbank Slovensko in late JulyPrima Banka will then become the number three on the Slovak market in terms of the number of its branches.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:57:03 +0100 Air adds new Bratislava-Sofia route as of late JuneThe low-cost airline celebrates one year of operations at Bratislava airport.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:53:06 +0100 trade in surplus againBoth imports and exports rose in January, statistics show.Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:03:13 +0100 of qualified labour drives up wagesAs the pool of people to fill vacancies shrinks, salaries rise.Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:50:00 +0100, under pressure, reverses utility price hikesParliament to consider proposed reform of the regulator later in March.Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:11:43 +0100 may benefit from PSA’s purchase of OpelSlovak expert in car production recalls that the Trnava plant has the best quality production within the PSA Group.Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:39:21 +0100 hydropower plants circumvented rulesOmbudswoman discovered frequent violations of rules in the construction of small hydropower plants.Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:43:03 +0100 to receive almost €150 m for D3 stretchSlovakia, attempting to finish its network of highways and dual carriageways, will get financial support from Brussels.Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:35:16 +0100 raid companies completing Mochovce plantThe National Criminal Agency (NAKA) is conducting a raid at several companies involved in the completion of the nuclear power plant in Mochovce (EMO).Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:29:39 +0100 to look into suspected corruption at Agricultural Payment AgencyThe audit office has initiated a motion with the prosecutor’s office to investigate a state agricultural agency suspected of mismanaging public funds.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:16:54 +0100 will become European carmaker no. 2The car-making company Opel will change hands, French PSA Groupe thus becoming the second biggest carmaker in Europe.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:46:43 +0100 Office: Total employment up 2.8 percent y-o-yThe growth of the national economy last year contributed to the growth in employment in Slovakia.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:44:19 +0100 keeps losing its elitesGraduates from medical and technical schools top the list of students moving abroad. But family ties is a strong factor for returning back.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100 will pay lessThe corporate income tax dropped from 22 percent to 21 percent.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:30:00 +0100 wage stood at €912 last yearThe highest salaries are in the ICT sector, the lowest in services.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:28:59 +0100 to open a new warehouse in SlovakiaAnother logistic centre to be built in Slovakia.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:40:00 +0100 fifth carmaker could come to SlovakiaThe country with the biggest number of cars produced per capita, Slovakia, could add a fifth carmaker in the future.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:53:55 +0100 economy grew at 3-percent pace in Q4 2016The pace of growth of the Slovak economy slowed down by the end of 2016, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) found in its recent report.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:51:45 +0100 support in SlovakiaConditions for receiving state incentives in Slovakia differ.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100 levy to raise insurance premiumsRates may rise only marginally for some types of insurance, but others could increase by 15 percent or more, experts say.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100 will flee to tax havensThe actual number of companies registered in tax havens may be much higher than statistics suggest.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:30:00 +0100 of Mochovce nuclear plant remains unresolvedLast week’s general assembly of Slovenské Elektrárne did not deal with the matter.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:00:00 +0100 opens its first Internet of Things service in KošiceThe new centre will be part of IBM’s client innovation centre.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:47:40 +0100 will open logistics centre in SlovakiaThe company will employ about 1,000 people in Sereď.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:45:07 +0100 UBER employer?Shared or gig economy - a new phenomenon of the information technology era.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0100 PRES saw action on fight against tax evasionSeveral measures to tackle tax avoidance passed at the EU level, coming here soon.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100 seeks new blood outside EUSlovakia is currently among EU countries with the lowest proportion of foreigners.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100 approved exchange of informationThe parliament transposed the EU regulation, whose aim is to secure comprehensive and effective administrative collaboration between tax administrations via mandatory automatic exchange of information.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:30:00 +0100 to tax non-Bratislavans moreThe city authorities increased the fee from €1.65 to €1.70 a month.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:30:00 +0100 testing at Nováky power plant endsCitizens of Horná Nitra complained about worsened air pollution; HBP mine denies accusations.Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:54:33 +0100 would like to obtain some influence in Košice steelmakerThe European Commission imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on import duties on some steel products from China.Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:52:55 +0100 estate taxes going up in much of SlovakiaNew approach to real estate tax.Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100 opportunities available to be turned into investment projectsCheck up the list of patents and startupsFri, 03 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100 SIS head allegedly to become new head of utilities authorityThe regulatory authority is setting new prices for utilities.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 23:01:19 +0100 countries agree to combat dual composition food in EUPM Fico sees this topic more seriously than just a problem of different product composition.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:56:15 +0100 Peugeot Citroen will increase salaries, finds agreement with unionsAfter five months of bargaining, management and unionists achieved an agreement on salary hikes.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:27:16 +0100 Air to boost flights to BratislavaThe Hungarian low-cost airline announced several new flights connecting the Slovak capital with more European cities.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:15:47 +0100 should actively manage the return of its migrantsSlovaks living and working abroad are a great asset for Slovakia: if they come back home, but also if they stay in their new countries.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100 accepted the charges in bulletin-board tenderTwo former ministers, accused in one of the biggest scandals of the first Fico government, may become the first two ex-ministers to be sentenced.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:25:59 +0100 of qualified labour hits SlovakiaDifficulty in hiring qualified labour has been a main complaint of businesses in Slovakia for some time.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:25:00 +0100 for mortgages changeSeveral new conditions for house loans come into effect as of March 1.Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:21:28 +0100 plant, cheap mortgages alter marketIn the sector of industrial real estate attention is focused on Nitra and its vicinity, where Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is building a new plant.Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:30:00 +0100 supplier fined for Cypriot go-betweensThe first sanction for unclear ownership structure has become valid.Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:30:18 +0100 gas interconnection moves closerSlovak gas projects will receive finances from the European Union.Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:41:52 +0100 sentiment continues risingIt achieved its highest level in the past six years.Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:44:25 +0100 levies outbalanced positive changesThe business environment still has weaknesses and no improvements in the most critical areas have been adopted, entrepreneurs say.Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:32:37 +0100áč has sold his energy business in EPHThe transation was announced last October.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:18:08 +0100 chains will sell more local foodThe Agriculture MInistry wants to see more local food on the shelves.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:12:09 +0100 of qualified labour needs to be addressedAfter visiting carmaker PSA in Trnava, PM Fico says that people do not want to work even for more than €1,300.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:08:11 +0100 of higher collective agreements in Slovakia returnsExistuje milión spôsobov, ako napísať perex a toto je jeden z nich.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:18:30 +0100 Brain Friendly Culture with Leaders for What’s NextAmrop continuously expands the portfolio of its Leadership Consulting Services and brings the most up-to-date and edge services.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:00:32 +0100 companies that help search for job or employeesNot only well-known names placed in the list of the 10 largest employment agencies in Slovakia.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:39:27 +0100 will deliver packages for freeOrders have to exceed €39 to be eligible.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:30:13 +0100Žiga: Nemak and Franke projects most critical for Gov’tGovernment greenlights investment stimuli for four projects.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:37:37 +0100 chief: Slovakia lacks concepts for highway constructionOne limiting factor is the lack of money for a more rapid construction of roads.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:32:21 +0100 down, fashionMost people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:34:02 +0100 is the deal with palm oil?Cookies, lipstick, shampoo, margarine, chocolate, soap, toothpaste, and even biodiesel. We are all likely to have used palm oil because many products we use and eat contain it. There is a controversy about palm oil, however, that has stirred up a debate.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:28:04 +0100 Slow down, fashionSpectator 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.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:27:21 +0100 People and nature (Exercise)In exercise for this topic we focus on skill: Presentations.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:27:02 +0100 to get €250,000 to help use EU FundsThe civic sector will be able to supervise more effectively the implementation and use of European-Union funds, also thanks to extra state funding.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:51:00 +0100 park for Jaguar will be smallerChanges are necessary as some of the originally considered plots will not be needed.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:42:18 +0100 praises economy, but problems remainThe recent report highlights Slovakia’s economic development. The country however still lags behind in several areas affecting people’s lives.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:36:11 +0100 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