Matecna: Same Foodstuffs in Slovakia and Austria Have Different Quality

Laboratory tests have confirmed that the quality of almost half of the same products manufactured by supranational producers is better in Austria than in Slovakia, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Gabriela Matecna (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) told a news conference held on Tuesday with State Veterinary and Food Directorate (SVPS) chairman Jozef Bires in attendance.

Statistics Office: Slovakia’s GDP Up by 3.1 percent Y-o-Y in 4Q16

Bratislava, February 14 (TASR) - Slovakia's GDP in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased by 3.1 percent on an annual basis, according to a preliminary estimate released by the Statistics Office on Tuesday. Seasonally adjusted...

Ersek: Presov Bypass Far Too Important for Any Gambles

The opinion expressed by the Finance Ministry's 'Value for Money' team of analysts regarding the approach to addressing traffic woes in Presov is immaterial at this point, said Transport and Construction Minister Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid) at a press conference in Bratislava on Monday.

Number of Foreign Staff in Slovakia Doubled in Two Years

Bratislava, February 13 (TASR) - Even though the number of foreigners with jobs in Slovakia has almost doubled in the past two years, Slovakia remains a net exporter of labour, an analysis by UniCredit...

Stats Office: Average Salary in Industry Up by 1.9% Y-o-Y in December

Bratislava, February 13 (TASR) - The average nominal monthly salary in industry in December 2016 increased on an annual basis by 1.9 percent to reach €1,065, while the most significant leap in the national...

Agriculture Ministry to Take Steps to Keep Slanske Forests in State Hands

The Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry and the state-run forestry company Lesy SR will take steps to ensure that the Slanske Forests remain the property of the Slovak Republic, Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matecna (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) told a news conference held on Friday with Lesy SR general director Marian Stanik in attendance.

TABLET.TV: Electricity Prices in Slovakia among Highest in EU

Bratislava, February 9 (TASR) - Even after making a U-turn and returning to 2016 levels, electricity prices in Slovakia will be among the highest in the EU, Rastislav Hanulak from the law firm Capitol...

Share of Slovak Groceries on Shelves Still Below 40 percent in 2016

Slovak foodstuffs accounted for 39.91 percent of grocery items on the shelves of retail chains in Slovakia late last year, TASR learnt from a survey that the Slovak Agricultural and Food Chamber (SPPK) carried out in November.

Kazimir in Cuba Discussing Slovak Investments in Energy Sector

Bratislava, February 7 (TASR) - Finance Minister Peter Kazimir (Smer-SD) is holding a series of talks with representatives of the Cuban Government in the country's capital of Havana to strengthen cooperation between both countries,...

Lyra Chocolate in Nitra to Cooperate with Shuar Indian Tribe

Bratislava, February 7 (TASR) - The Nitra-based chocolate manufacturer Lyra Chocolate will cooperate with an Ecuadorian Indian tribe called Shuar, which is based in Ecuador's Taisha region, as the company's representative Karol Styblo signed...

SNS Staying in Coalition and Will Search for Solutions in Energy Sector

Bratislava, February 6 (TASR) - The Slovak National Party (SNS) will remain in the coalition and seek solutions to issues that have emerged in the energy sector recently, stated SNS leader and Parliamentary Chairman...

Fico: Energy Prices to Return to 2016 Levels across Slovakia

Electricity will make a U-turn back to the level seen in 2016 for the whole of Slovakia, said Prime Minister Robert Fico and Economy Minister Peter Ziga (both Smer-SD) following their talks with representatives of power utilities and the Office for Regulation of Network Industries (URSO) on Monday, adding that there's no reason to increase energy prices.

SBA: Slovak Banking Sector’s Profit Up by 23.8% Y-o-Y in 2016

Bratislava, February 6 (TASR) – Slovakia's banking sector posted a profit of €750 million at the end of 2016, up by 23.8 percent year-on-year, according to preliminary data released by the central bank (NBS)...

FinMin: GDP Growth Expected at 3.3 percent in 2017, Faster Rates Ahead

The Slovak economy is predicted to post growth of 3.3 percent this year, before growing at an even brisker clip in the years to come, TASR learnt from the latest macroeconomic prognosis released by the Finance Ministry's Financial Policy Institute (IFP) on Monday.

Holjencik Steps Down as URSO Head

Chairman of the Office for the Regulation of Network Industries (URSO) Jozef Holjencik is stepping down from his post, Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) said after meeting Holjencik on Thursday.

FinMin: State Budget Surplus Up by 9.3 percent Y-o-Y in January

Bratislava, February 1 (TASR) - The state budget's incomes in January 2017 were €167.3 million (18.4 percent) higher year-on-year, the Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the state expenditures were also up on an annual...

Pellegrini in Israel Signs Declaration to Cooperate in Digital Technologies

Jerusalem, February 1 (TASR correspondent) - Slovak Vice-premier for Investments and Informatisation Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) and Israeli Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel signed a joint declaration to cooperate in the field of digitisation for...

Danko Wants to Remove Holjencik from URSO Chair Post via Resolution

Jozef Holjencik, the director of the Office for the Regulation of Network Industries (URSO), should render an account in the House for what he's done, Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) told a news conference held on Parliament's premises on Tuesday.

NBS Keeps Latest Outlook for 2017 Growth Unchanged at 3.1 percent

The Slovak economy is expected to grow by 3.1 percent this year before picking up momentum and posting growth of 4.2 percent next year and 4.6 percent in 2019, TASR learnt from the updated mid-term forecast that Slovakia's central bank (NBS) released on Tuesday.

Pellegrini: 2021 Might Be Year of Self-driving Cars

Tel Aviv, January 31 (TASR-correspondent) - The year 2021 could be the year of fully autonomous cars operated by artificial intelligence, stated Slovak Vice-premier for Investments and Informatisation Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) in his speech...