Stats Office: EU-harmonised Inflation at 0.8 Percent in April

Bratislava, May 17 (TASR) – EU-harmonised inflation in Slovakia stood at 0.8 percent year-on-year in April, the Slovak Statistics Office announced on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the average harmonised inflation rate for the 12-month period ending in...

Analysts: GDP Growth Early This Year Matched Expectations

Slovakia's economy kept up a pace of growth in the region of 3 percent early into this year, having benefited from the continued pick-up in foreign and domestic consumer demand, said UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia analyst Lubomir Korsnak on Tuesday.

Analysts: Inflation Should Accelerate Again after Slowdown in April

While inflation slowed down in April, it should resume a mild acceleration in May, TASR learnt from UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia analyst Lubomir Korsnak on Monday.

HB Reavis Launches Construction of New Bus Station in Bratislava

Bratislava, May 15 (TASR) – Real estate developer HB Reavis on Monday announced the launch of construction work on a project called Stanica Nivy that is aimed at replacing Bratislava's existing main bus station...

Ziga Attends Major Meeting on ‘New Silk Road’ in Beijing

Beijing, May 15 (TASR) – Ambitious investments in transport and trade projects and modern maritime and land infrastructure to connect Asia, Europe and Africa in order to imitate the ancient Silk Road have been...

Danko Expects Thirteenth Salary to Be Introduced as Early as This Year

Leader of the governing coalition Slovak National Party (SNS) Andrej Danko expects mandatory thirteenth and fourteenth salaries to be introduced in mid-June or at the end of December, TASR learnt from head of the SNS chairman's office Zuzana Skopcova on Sunday.

Ersek: Motorway from Bratislava to Kosice Might Be Completed by 2025

Motorway from Bratislava to Kosice might be completed by 2025, or by 2026, Transport and Construction Minister Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid) said on RTVS's politics programme 'Sobotne dialogy' (Saturday Dialogues).

Matecna: Slovak Consumers No Longer Looking only at Price of Foodstuffs

Slovak consumers no longer consider the price of foodstuffs as primary, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Gabriela Matecna (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) told a news conference following the SIMPLY 2017 forum on craft food held in Bratislava on Friday.

Stats Office: Nominal Salary in Industry Up 4.4% Y-o-Y to €1,033 in March

Bratislava, May 12 (TASR) - The average nominal monthly salary posted the highest annual rise in March in restaurants and pubs, increasing by 9.2 percent to €426, TASR learnt from figures that the Stats...

Richter: Social Measures Will Be Subject of Discussion with Employers

The Government's social measures are only in the stage of being prepared and will be the subject of discussion with employers, Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Jan Richter (Smer-SD) said following the Cabinet session, adding that each measure will be preceded by an analysis.

Gov’t Okays Dispossession Changes for Road Construction Processes

Bratislava, May 10 (TASR) - Some construction-related works will be legally allowed on lands where future highways and roads are to be built even before they are dispossessed, according to an amendment to the Act on One-Off Extraordinary Measures in Preparation for the Construction of Some Highways and Roads approved by the Government on Wednesday.

Fico: Quality of Cooperation between Gov’t and ZMOS Exceptionally High

Bratislava, May 9 (TASR) – Cooperation between the Slovak Government and the Slovak Towns and Villages Association (ZMOS) is of excellent quality, stated Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) after meeting ZMOS chairman Michal Sykora...

UNESCO Project to Help to Show Poloniny National Park to World

Nova Sedlica, May 7 (TSAR) - A UNESCO-sponsored micro-project is due to be launched in the autumn in the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians in order to unfold the largely hidden potential for...

SaS: Some Government Measures to Improve Business Can actually Harm It

It's high time to improve the business environment, stated Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) leader Richard Sulik at a news conference in Bratislava on Friday, praising the fact that the Government has realised the need for such steps.

Ersek: Without Loosening Debt Brake We Won’t Have Money for Highways

Bratislava, May 4 (TASR) - New tenders for the construction of highways can't be announced before securing money for them, so it's now necessary to wait for a proposal to appear in Parliament on...

Slovak Banking Sector’s Profits Up by 21.2% Y-o-Y in 1Q17

Bratislava, May 3 (TASR) - Slovakia's banking sector posted profits of €165 million in the first quarter of 2017, up by 21.2 percent year-on-year, according to the latest statistics from the central bank (NBS). The...

Matovic: State Loses €1 Million in Land Substitution

Bratislava, May 3 (TASR) - The Interior Ministry headed by Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD) has inked a disadvantageous contract on land substitution, allegedly depriving the state of around €1 million, stated Opposition OLaNO-NOVA MPs Igor...

RRZ: Public Finances Heading towards Long-term Sustainability

Slovakia's public finances are heading towards long-term sustainability, the Budgetary Responsibility Council (RRZ) states in its latest Report on Long-term Sustainability of Public Finance for 2016 presented by RRZ President Ivan Sramko at a news conference in Bratislava on Wednesday.

Kalinak: Fines to Be Collected by Single Specialised Authority

Bratislava, May 3 (TASR) - Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD) is entertaining the notion of centralising the collection of all fines imposed by state bodies under the remit of his ministry, TASR learnt after the Government session on Wednesday.

SOPK: Monaco Can Help Us Gain Toehold in Africa and Arab World

Despite being a very small market, Monaco is viewed as part of the EU's market and it provides great scope for investors and exporters from Slovakia, especially towards northern Africa and Arab countries, Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SOPK) chairman Peter Mihok said at the Slovak-Monacan economic forum in Bratislava on Tuesday