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_emailskConstruction of new bus station in Bratislava follows planThe station should be complete in 2020 and Mlynské Nivy Street finished by the autumn of 2019.Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:51:16 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20919081/construction-of-new-bus-station-in-bratislava-follows-plan.htmlStudy shows construction of Eastring gas pipeline is feasibleConstruction of the interconnector may begin in 2022.Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:05:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20919030/study-shows-construction-of-eastring-gas-pipeline-is-feasible.htmlAttract a future employer with a digital CVA new Slovak start-up offers an innovation in the interview process.Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:09:43 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20915565/catch-the-attention-of-a-future-employer-via-digital-cv.htmlStrategic plant of Vaillant Group in Slovakia expandsOne of the biggest employers in the Trenčín Region, Vaillant Industrial Slovakia, has invested €16 million to almost double its production premises.Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:49:35 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20918205/strategic-plant-of-vaillant-group-in-slovakia-expands.htmlYoung people owe millions of euros to mobile operatorsHigh invoices for mobile services may result from extreme consumption of data in Slovakia or abroad.Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:50:19 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20917572/young-people-owe-millions-of-euros-to-mobile-operators.htmlConstruction of Slovak-Polish gas pipeline link launchedAfter it's complete, Slovakia will have access to the Baltic LNG terminal.Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:53:53 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20917258/construction-of-slovak-polish-gas-pipeline-link-launched.htmlSome nuclear blocks temporarily out of operationSeveral repairs and checks are expected to be carried out.Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:00:52 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20916677/some-nuclear-blocks-temporarily-out-of-operation.htmlNew Kia ProCeed revealed as ‘shooting brake’ estateThe car will be manufactured in Kia Motors’ only plant in Europe near Slovakia’s Žilina.Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:51:21 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20914919/new-kia-proceed-revealed-as-shooting-brake-estate.htmlThe longest highway tunnel in Slovakia is finally bored throughDrivers wont be able to drive through it though until 2022.Tue, 18 Sep 2018 05:59:29 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20915582/the-longest-highway-tunnel-in-slovakia-is-finally-bored-through.htmlAnalysts: Inflation in August accelerated, pushed up by rising phone call pricesPlane tickets also impact the development of prices.Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:27:40 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20914933/analysts-inflation-in-august-accelerated-pushed-up-by-rising-phone-call-prices.htmlSereď gets a new industrial parkThe developer is the PNK Group from Russia.Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:40:30 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913685/sered-gets-a-new-industrial-park.htmlAgrofert's Duslo Šaľa launches new ammonia production plant with a price tag of €310 millionThe company gets a €58 million tax incentive.Fri, 14 Sep 2018 06:09:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913672/agroferts-duslo-sala-launches-new-ammonia-production-plant-with-a-price-tag-of-310-million.htmlJaguar Land Rover will commence production in Nitra in the coming weeksThe production of one Land Rover Discovery car takes four days.Fri, 14 Sep 2018 05:58:51 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913660/jaguar-land-rover-will-commence-production-in-nitra-in-the-coming-weeks.htmlRegulated electricity prices for households are going upThe regulator argues the higher prices of European carbon allowancesThu, 13 Sep 2018 14:58:21 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20912861/regulated-electricity-prices-for-households-are-going-up.htmlSurvey: Recruitment plans of companies in Slovakia positive for 4QThe survey was conducted on a sample of 750 employers.Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:05:49 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20912913/survey-recruitment-plans-of-companies-in-slovakia-positive-for-4q.htmlRural tourism marked a record in SlovakiaRural tourism achieved record figures in the past year, with foreigners contributing. Wine is a popular commodity and motivation behind tourism.Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:56:39 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20912189/last-year-rural-tourism-marked-a-record-in-slovakia.htmlPrice of highway stickers remains unchanged in SlovakiaSlovakia has not changed the price of annual highway stickers since 2011.Tue, 11 Sep 2018 22:37:10 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20911932/price-of-highway-stickers-remains-unchanged-in-slovakia.htmlSlovaks’ standard of living is improving, but not financial planningA recent survey shows Slovaks are now better off but they say they have no money to spare. In fact, a poor financial lifestyle and awareness are behind this.Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:20:33 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20911401/survey-slovaks-standard-of-living-is-improving-but-not-financial-planning.htmlAverage gross wage is over the €1,000 threshold in SlovakiaOpposition deputy points out that wages are still growing more slowly in Slovakia than in the other V4 countries.Tue, 11 Sep 2018 04:59:37 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20910996/average-gross-wage-is-over-the-1000-threshold-in-slovakia.htmlAmazon employees want changes in overtime policySlovaks at the logistics centre in Sereď mostly want better work conditions.Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:58:10 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20910465/trade-unions-established-at-amazon-slovakia.htmlUS investments include IT companies, automotive suppliers, a steelmaker and moreFive different examples of US investments 
in Slovakia.Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20901117/us-investments-include-it-companies-automotive-suppliers-a-steelmaker-and-more.htmlJaguar Land Rover has increased the price of real estate in Nitra by tens of percentThe price of small apartments has almost doubled.Thu, 06 Sep 2018 23:41:04 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20908359/jaguar-land-rover-has-increased-the-price-of-real-estate-in-nitra-by-tens-of-percent.htmlSlovak army’s orders support the local armament industryState company Konštrukta will produce 25 Zuzana 2 artillery systems for the Slovak Armed Forces worth €175 million.Thu, 06 Sep 2018 22:55:32 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20908305/slovak-armys-orders-support-the-local-armament-industry.htmlHigher consumption of alcohol-free beer draws investment to eastern SlovakiaCzech brewery is investing into expanding the Slovak brewery in Veľký Šariš.Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:14:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20907844/higher-consumption-of-alcohol-free-beer-draws-investment-to-eastern-slovakia.htmlFashion e-shop will get a new warehouse in western SlovakiaThe new warehouse will provide 60,000 square metres on several levels.Thu, 06 Sep 2018 12:38:31 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20905939/fashion-e-shop-will-get-a-new-warehouse-in-western-slovakia.htmlSlovakia is among the cheapest EU membersBut it's also the most expensive among Visegrad Group members.Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:00:43 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20907487/slovakia-is-among-the-cheapest-eu-members.htmlFour recruitment and job agencies joined forces in the Manuvia groupWith this merger, an agency has been established that has 20 branches in six CEE countries, and the ambition to be among the biggest five in this region.Wed, 05 Sep 2018 13:57:59 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20906808/four-recruitment-and-job-agencies-joined-forces-in-the-manuvia-group.htmlUS companies bring higher added value to SlovakiaThe labour force shortage is also an issue for members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia.Wed, 05 Sep 2018 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20901091/us-companies-bring-higher-added-value-to-slovakia.htmlWant to share a governmental limousine with the transport minister?The Transport Ministry is launching a campaign to reduce the number of cars on roads.Tue, 04 Sep 2018 22:16:24 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20905960/want-to-share-a-governmental-limousine-with-the-transport-minister.htmlSlovakia to pay more for its ultra-modern national stadiumBratislava will have one of most modern football stadiums in Europe and the state is ready to pay more, says PM Peter Pellegrini.Tue, 04 Sep 2018 22:10:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20906724/slovakia-to-pay-more-for-its-ultra-modern-national-stadium.htmlOnly one Slovak company remains among the best in CEE regionThe number of Slovak companies included in Coface CEE TOP 500 ranking of largest companies rose, while the number of firms among the best 10 declined.Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:36:53 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20906272/coface-cee-ranking-shows-that-the-number-of-slovak-top-companies-rose.htmlChinese investor to manufacture suitcases in SvidníkSensei Logistic plans to employ 15 people.Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:33:23 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20906254/chinese-investor-to-manufacture-suitcases-in-svidnik.htmlNumber of golf courses in Slovakia increases, number of players does notGolf does not reap large profits, resort owners claim.Sat, 01 Sep 2018 21:38:47 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20904039/number-of-golf-courses-in-slovakia-increases-number-of-players-does-not.htmlWhat is affected by the minimum wage?The payslip of low-income employees is not the only field depending on the final sum.Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20903523/what-is-affected-by-the-minimum-wage.htmlPeople will require fewer papers when visiting state authoritiesNew law aimed to fight bureaucracy is expected to change the thinking of employees in state offices.Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:54:24 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20903413/people-will-require-fewer-papers-when-visiting-state-authorities.htmlDrivers face tailbacks, again - D1 will be rebuilt near BratislavaThe work on Triblavina highway junction has been renewed.Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:29:50 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20902522/drivers-face-tailbacks-again-d1-will-be-rebuilt-near-bratislava.htmlFirst Višňové tunnel's tube drilledBut the deadline for the completion of the entire highway section is expected to be postponed.Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:09:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20902932/first-visnove-tunnel-drilled.htmlThe anti-shell law gets a face liftWhile the Justice Ministry claims it is only ironing out the bugs, some critics fear the law will lose its teeth.Wed, 29 Aug 2018 08:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20900164/the-anti-shell-law-gets-a-face-lift.htmlCabinet to allocate €2.8 million for Bratislava railway station renovationThe Slovak government wants to ensure the station meets the demands of the 21st century.Wed, 29 Aug 2018 06:40:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20902195/cabinet-to-allocate-2-8-million-for-bratislava-railway-station-renovation.htmlAeromobil has a new investorThe breakthrough, unique project of a Slovak inventor and an advertising mogul has found a new investor, a Hungarian businessman.Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:06:09 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20901778/aeromobil-has-a-new-investor.html