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Transport Ministry Wants to Resume Train Service to Rajka and Gyor

The Transport and Construction Ministry, led by Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid), plans to resume the train service between Bratislava and the Hungarian towns of Rajka and Gyor as of December in order to improve the transport connection between the two neighbouring regions, TASR learnt on Friday.

Parliament OKs Changes of State Border between Slovakia and Hungary

The state border line between Slovakia and Hungary will be adjusted due to some planned water management projects on the Ipel River, according to a proposal approved by Parliament with 142 votes on Thursday.

Petition Calling for Scrapping of Meciar Amnesties Delivered to House

As many as 76,831 people have supported the call to abrogate the so-called Meciar amnesties via an online petition (www.somza.to) launched two weeks ago and delivered to Parliament by NGO VIA IURIS along with students on Tuesday.

Richter: Total Number of Registered Unemployed at Nine-Year Low

Positive developments in unemployment are continuing in Slovakia, stated Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Jan Richter (Smer-SD), adding that the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre is, nevertheless, preparing further projects to enhance the creation of new jobs.

Stats Office: Average Salary in Industry Up 5.7% Y-o-Y to €984 in January

Bratislava, March 16 (TASR) - The average nominal monthly salary in industry in January 2017 increased on an annual basis by 5.7 percent to reach €984, while the most significant leap in salary was observed in restaurants and pubs - by 11.7 percent to €440, the Slovak Statistics Office reported on Thursday.

Hreha: We’ve Gone Back Ten Years with Water Supply Prices

The price of water supplies remains at the level seen in 2016, water management company serving eastern Slovakia Vychodoslovenska vodarenska spolocnost announced on Wednesday.

SNS Wants to Introduce Compulsory 13th Salary in Firms in Slovakia

The governing Slovak National Party (SNS) wants to ensure that people who work for a firm at least for one year will get a 13th salary, TASR learnt on Friday.

URSO Concludes Price Decisions for Main Power Suppliers in Slovakia

The Office for the Regulation of Network Industries (URSO) concluded on Thursday its issuing of price decisions for all significant power suppliers in Slovakia, including the small ones, TASR learnt from URSO spokesman Radoslav Igaz on the same day.

Kollar Denies Immoral Behaviour, Points to Campaign to Discredit Him

Accusations of immoral behaviour regarding a 15-year-old drug addict resident of the Clean Day resocialisation centre in Galanta (Trnava region) are nothing but a campaign to discredit me, Opposition We Are Family party leader Boris Kollar told a news conference held in Parliament on Wednesday.

Danko: Potential Loss of MP Mandate Is Sensitive Thing

Bratislava, March 7 (TASR) - Interference with an MP's rights or the potential loss of an MP mandate is a sensitive thing, Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party) said on Tuesday in reaction to the Constitutional Court's verdict confirming a fine equalling six monthly salaries for OLaNO-NOVA leader Igor Matovic for not having his business licence suspended for 21 days while as an MP in 2013.

Sebej: Total Restart of European Union is Impossible

A total restart of the European Union (EU) with 27 member states is not possible, Slovak Parliament's foreign affairs committee chair Frantisek Sebej (Most-Hid) said on RTVS's discussion programme 'O 5 minut 12' (Five Minutes to Twelve) on Sunday while discussing the Union's future with MEP Jozef Viskupic (OLaNO-NOVA) and MEP Ivan Stefanec (KDH).

Bugar: We Made Kind of Sacrifice for Slovakia by Joining Coalition

Most-Hid's decision to join the governing coalition with Smer-SD and the Slovak National Party (SNS) was the right step, Most-Hid chairman Bela Bugar said after the party's Republic Council session on Saturday.

SaS Expects Madaric’s Stance on Amnesties to Influence Smer-SD MPs

The Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party expects the current stance of Culture Minister and Smer-SD vice-chairman Marek Madaric on scrapping the amnesties issued by former prime minister Vladimir Meciar to inspire some other social democrats to support the move in Parliament, said SaS leader Richard Sulik on Friday.

PAS: Entrepreneurs Feel Worsening of Business Conditions in Slovakia

Entrepreneurs are still dissatisfied with the development of the business environment in Slovakia, and they evaluated it negatively also in the final quarter of 2016, Slovak Business Alliance (PAS) CEO Peter Kremsky told a news conference in Bratislava on Tuesday.

Sagan Takes His First Win of the Season at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the 69th edition of the cycling classic Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.

Gajdos Attends Wreath-Laying Ceremony to Commemorate Romanian Soldiers

Defence Minister Peter Gajdos (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) and Romanian Ambassador to Slovakia Steluta Arhire laid wreathes at the Romanian Army Monument at the Lest (Banska Bystrica region) military training facility on Friday to commemorate the fallen Romanian soldiers who helped to liberate the Javorie locality during WW2, TASR learnt on the same day.

Eurobarometer: EU’s Image Improving in Slovakia

The EU's image in Slovakia has begun to improve again, with Slovaks supporting the Union more in general, and also having more trust in its institutions and policies than before, as is evident from the results of the Eurobarometer 86 survey carried out in November, European Commission Representation Office head Dusan Chrenek said at a press conference on Friday.

President Kiska: Liptov Area has Great Potential

The Liptov area has great potential: it has probably the best ski resort in Slovakia, the largest water reservoir, called Liptovska Mara, the biggest aquapark, and all this is very beneficial for tourism, President Andrej Kiska said following his meeting with Liptovsky Mikulas (Zilina region) Mayor Jan Blchac on Thursday.

Poll: Smer Would Have Won Election in February Ahead of SaS

Had a general election been held in February, the governing-coalition Smer-SD party would have won on 25.5 percent (with 43 seats in the 150-seat House), followed by the Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) on 13.8 percent (with 23 seats), according to a poll carried out by Focus agency on a sample of 1,512 respondents between February 6-18.

URSO: Two-component Water Prices Valid until New Price Decision is Issued

The two-component water prices in line with the price decision issued for 2017 are in effect until the Office for Regulation of Network Industries (URSO) issues a new price decision, URSO told TASR on Tuesday.