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Government should invite the public and take EU demands in consideration when preparing recovery plan

Non-governmental organisations have sent a letter with requests to the government.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Nov 2020, at 17:56

The switch to the euro has helped upgrade Slovakia's ratings.
Today in Slovakia

News digest: Reform plan is out, culture calls for help

An overview of news from Monday, October 5, 2020.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Oct 2020, at 17:48

Finance Minister Eduard Heger (l) and Štefan Kišš, head of the Value for Money Unit, introduce the reform plan for Slovakia.

The Finance Ministry publishes its much-awaited reform plan

The ministry now plans to open a broad public discussion.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Oct 2020, at 11:36

Finance Minister Eduard Heger introduces a new reform plan for Slovakia.
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Congratulations, you’ve won a thousand euros!

Slovakia will get about €7.5 billion – but for what?James Thomson, 23. Sep 2020, at 7:00

The switch to the euro has helped upgrade Slovakia's ratings.

Slovakia has a draft plan for spending billions from the EU recovery fund

The plan is divided into eight sections, here is what is says.Jozef Tvardzík16. Sep 2020, at 12:44

Finance Minister Eduard Heger (OLaNO).
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Slovakia has an historic chance within reach. Despite the crisis

A concise summary of EU's efforts to help the member countries pull through the economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis by Ľudmila Majláthová (Representation of the European Commission).Ľudmila Majláthová14. Sep 2020, at 12:00

European Union leaders during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on July 17, 2020.

All eyes are on Matovič. He is facing a major task

Slovakia needs to make big decisions. Can it become the European tiger again?Petr Šabata6. Aug 2020, at 13:49

PM Igor Matovič in Brussels.

It is quintessential for Slovakia to boost its human capital

How the EU recovery fund can be used to bolster talent in the country.Vladimír Zlacký3. Aug 2020, at 22:24

Younger generations are trying to shape the labour market, but not all employers are willing to respect their demands.

EU funds should be used for the establishment of courts

Justice Minister Mária Kolíková has introduced several ways Slovakia can use the money allocated to fight the coronavirus.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jul 2020, at 17:10

Justice Minister Mária Kolíková

A struggle for billions from the EU starts in the coalition

Slovakia has only been able to absorb a fraction of the money it is now about to receive from the recovery fund. Ministries disagree about who should be in charge.Michal Katuška, 22. Jul 2020, at 10:39

PM Igor Matovič
Today in Slovakia

Tuesday news digest: Slovakia's success in Brussels and a diplomatic note sent to the British Embassy

Here's what happened in Slovakia on July 21.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Jul 2020, at 20:18

European Union leaders during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on July 17, 2020.
UPDATED: 21. Jul 2020, at 20:23

EU deal on recovery fund: Great news for Slovakia, says PM Matovič

Slovakia has gained what it intended to, the Slovak delegation said after returning from one of the longest-ever EU summits.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Jul 2020, at 11:00

PM Igor Matovič presents the deal from the EU summit on July 21.

EU recovery plan opens a window of opportunity if Slovakia can use it well

Experts recommend spending billions of euros from the recovery fund on transforming Slovakia’s industry-driven economy.Jana Liptáková, 9. Jul 2020, at 13:23

Slovakia urged to think green after pandemic

Focus should be on transformation of economy, not just revival, say experts.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 12. Jun 2020, at 7:35

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