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_emailskPrešov gets a new shopping centreFollowing Eperia Solivaria is the second new shopping centre in Prešov. Construction of a third one is already in the pipeline.Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:43:52 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20787536/presov-gets-a-new-shopping-centre.htmlEconomy remains unaffected for nowRating agencies are closely watching political developments in SlovakiaThu, 22 Mar 2018 13:53:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20786943/economy-remains-unaffected-for-now.htmlSlovak producer of ferroalloys buys manganese mine in RomaniaThe acquisition will guarantee manganese ore for the next 20 years at leastThu, 22 Mar 2018 13:44:51 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20786430/slovak-producer-of-ferroalloys-buys-manganese-mine-in-romania.htmlConstruction permit issued for changed design of D1 Triblavina junctionThe delayed construction should start in summer 2018.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:52:37 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20786543/construction-permit-issued-for-changed-design-of-d1-triblavina-junction.htmlCentral internet for schools to be delayed again, tender scrappedThe procurement authority is to halt the Edunet project, since one of the failed bidders has appealed. The reasons for the verdict have not been stated.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:05:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20786099/central-internet-for-schools-to-be-delayed-again-tender-scrapped.htmlMore than 40,000 natural entities established a business last yearIn Slovakia, a trade license was the most frequent way of starting a business in 2017, according to Bisnode analysis.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:59:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20786055/more-40000-natural-entities-established-a-business-last-year.htmlUnemployment rate reaches historical minimum in SlovakiaThe unemployment rate, which stands at 5.72 percent, is the lowest it has been since the modern Slovak Republic came into existence.Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:58:38 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20785739/unemployment-rate-reaches-historical-minimum-in-slovakia.htmlChinese gave up fight for increasing their J&T shareThe transaction worth nearly EUR 1 billion has been called off for now.Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:34:49 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20785219/chinese-gave-up-fight-for-increasing-their-jt-share.htmlMicro-plastics found in bottled waterSome brands sold in Slovakia include plastic micro-particles, as do sources of drinking water in the country.Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:30:30 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20785198/micro-plastics-found-in-bottled-water.htmlIFP: Construction of R1 dual carriageway contributed to fall in unemploymentThe better road infrastructure also contributed to the growth of tourism.Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:49:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20784798/ifp-construction-of-r1-dual-carriageway-contributed-to-fall-in-unemployment.htmlRating agencies are watching Slovakia closelyThey point out the dependence of Slovakia's economic growth on EU funds.Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:41:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20784814/rating-agencies-are-watching-slovakia-closely.htmlTax assignation fetches record fundsMore than one half of companies do not assign corporate taxes to non-government organisations.Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:38:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20784518/tax-assignation-fetches-record-funds.htmlGovernment accelerates hiring from abroadThe Labour Ministry introduced a list of job positions in short supply which should become subject to a shorter recruitment process: from six to three months.Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20771541/government-accelerates-hiring-from-abroad.htmlCure for lack of workers: foreigners and automationHR experts agree that Slovak companies will struggle with the lack of qualified workers and high number of vacancies.Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20771523/cure-for-lack-of-workers-foreigners-and-automation.htmlCompanies seek pensioners to fill vacanciesLack of qualified labour has increased the demand for pensioners.Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:22:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20782195/companies-seek-pensioners-to-fill-vacancies.htmlRyanair will fly to Turkey from BratislavaThe Irish low-cost airline will operate the highest number of regular flights from Bratislava since 2005.Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:11:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20782178/ryanair-will-fly-to-turkey-from-bratislava.htmlUS steel and aluminium tariffs may have little impact on Slovakia, for nowIncrease of US tariffs on cars may be painful for Slovakia.Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:35:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20782031/impact-of-us-steel-and-aluminium-tariffs-may-have-little-impact-on-slovakia-for-now.htmlSlovakia’s self sufficiency in fruit production is lowThe country has huge, but so far unused, potential for fruit productionThu, 15 Mar 2018 13:56:45 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20779696/slovakias-self-sufficiency-in-fruit-production-is-low.htmlSlovak patients unhappy with “hotel services” in hospitalsIn a chart compiled by the Dôvera private insurer, thousands of patients ranked the best and worst health facilities in Slovakia.Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:35:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20781407/slovak-patients-unhappy-with-hotel-services-in-hospitals.htmlLargest companies that help search for jobs or employeesMore than just well-known names placed in the list of the 10 largest employment agencies in Slovakia.Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:03:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20469321/largest-employment-agencies-in-Slovakia.htmlInflation in Slovakia slowed down in FebruaryThis was caused by the correction of food prices, according to analyst.Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:44:55 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20780944/inflation-in-slovakia-slowed-down-in-february.htmlPeople would rather buy beer cans than visit pubsThe reasons include the difference between canned and draft beer, which can amount to several cents.Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:29:50 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20780820/people-would-rather-buy-beer-cans-than-visit-beer-bars.htmlSlovakia and central-European region to receive millions from EUA new special fund founded by the European Investment Bank is expected to increase capital investments for SMEs in central Europe.Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:36:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20780490/slovakia-and-central-european-region-to-receive-millions-from-eu.htmlKošice will fly to Germany againThe Košice-Germany route won the popular vote in an intern.et poll among six destinations.Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:18:47 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20780481/kosice-will-fly-to-germany-again.htmlMore flights from BratislavaRyanair is adding four new destinations to its list of flights from Bratislava this summer.Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:55:18 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20779608/more-flights-from-bratislava.htmlShortfall of qualified workers depresses the Slovak labour marketExperts find a way out by reshaping the education scheme.Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20771498/shortfall-of-qualified-workers-depresses-the-slovak-labour-market.html5 Great places in Bratislava you must visitThere are two types of sightseeing. Either you can take the ordinary route of visiting historical points of interest, or...or maybe you want to go and visit places that the locals would point you to, places that will leave a lasting impression.Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20776239/5-great-places-in-bratislava-you-must-visit.htmlAutomation – an opportunity or a threat?The search is underway for talent to fill jobs that do not even exist today.Fri, 09 Mar 2018 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20771192/automation-an-opportunity-or-a-threat.htmlBratislava public transport company extends free wi-fi in its vehiclesFor now, free internet will only be available in trams and buses, trolleybuses remain without it.Fri, 09 Mar 2018 01:18:30 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20776784/bratislava-public-transport-company-extends-free-wi-fi-in-its-vehicles.htmlWhere are Slovakia's low emission zones?Slovak legislation enables municipalities to create zones where polluting vehicles are banned but it seems they do not exist.Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:29:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20776818/where-are-slovakias-low-emission-zones.htmlTerno retail chain offers new concept of local and healthy productsKraj combines a traditional supermarket, a shop with healthy products and a shop with local productsThu, 08 Mar 2018 16:56:15 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20776737/terno-retail-chain-offers-new-concept-of-local-and-healthy-products.htmlPSA will produce electric cars in Trnava, PSA CEO confirmedAfter Volkswagen another carmaker will produce e-cars in SlovakiaThu, 08 Mar 2018 13:43:04 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20776179/psa-will-produce-electric-cars-in-trnava-psa-ceo-confirmed.htmlKošice airport may gain a new route through popular voteExistuje milión spôsobov, ako napísať perex a toto je jeden z nich.Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:57:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20775560/kosice-airport-may-gain-a-new-route-through-popular-vote.htmlAverage wage is expected to increase to above €1,000 in 2018Lack of qualified labour drives up wages.Wed, 07 Mar 2018 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20771210/average-wage-is-expected-to-increase-to-above-1000-in-2018.htmlSlovakia payment to Dutch company overturnedSlovakia will no longer have to compensate Achmea B.V., the shareholder of Union ZP health insurer, for €22 million in damage.Tue, 06 Mar 2018 22:50:25 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20775316/slovakia-payment-to-dutch-company-overturned.htmlNew Kia Cee’d will be introduced in GenevaThe international motor show will present several new models, including those from Slovakia.Tue, 06 Mar 2018 22:02:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20775289/new-kia-ceed-will-be-introduced-in-geneva.htmlFacebook ends with testing the criticised featureThe Explore Feed feature tested in Slovakia and five other countries was evaluated as a failure and rejected by Facebook users.Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:40:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20774865/facebook-ends-with-explore-feed-entries-on-individual-sites-to-return-to-newsfeed.htmlGerman investor is opening new plant in Veľký KrtíšSAM Automotive will produce door components and roof racks as well as gradually create 800 jobsTue, 06 Mar 2018 13:31:25 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20774314/german-investor-is-opening-new-plant-in-velky-krtis.htmlPravda daily changes handsIts new owner is Czech senator Ivo Valenta; he also controls internet daily Parlamentní Listy which is on the list of conspiracy websitesMon, 05 Mar 2018 21:18:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20774365/pravda-daily-changes-hands.htmlEmbraco keeps production in Italy for nowThe multi-national company Whirlpool will not move the production of compressors to Slovakia for now as originally announced.Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:23:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20773947/embraco-keeps-production-in-italy-for-now.html