NBS Expects GDP Growth at 3.2 percent This Year, Faster Rates Ahead

According to the latest medium-term forecast that the central bank (NBS) released on Tuesday, Slovakia's economy should grow by 3.2 percent this year before gathering momentum and growing by 4.2 percent next year and by 4.6 percent in 2019 on the back of fresh investments in the automotive sector.

Slovakia and Czech Rep. Ink Memorandum on Cross-border Cooperation

Modra, March 28 (TASR) - Slovak Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Gabriela Matecna and Czech Regional Development Minister Karla Slechtova signed a Memorandum on Cross-border Cooperation in Modra (Bratislava region) on Tuesday, TASR learnt...

Parliament Extends List of Holidays with Sales Ban to 15.5 Days

Bratislava, March 28 (TASR) - Shops in Slovakia are set to be closed on several public holidays in addition to the current three-and-a-half days, as Parliament on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Labour...

Wizz Air Launches Regular Bratislava-Tuzla Flights

Bratislava, March 27 (TASR) - The low-cost carrier Wizz Air has introduced as of Monday a regular flight connection from Bratislava to Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will be operated three times a...

NGO: Slovak Assistance to Cuba Potentially Harmful to Locals’ Health

Bratislava, March 26 (TASR) - Slovakia's assistance to Cuba in reconstructing its Felton thermal power plant, which suffered a breakdown last year, could actually contribute to endangering the local environment and harming people's health,...

Klaus: EU and Euro Bringing Different Effects from Ones Envisaged

Bratislava, March 23 (TASR) - The economy of the European Union is stagnating long term, with both the Union as such and the common currency the euro bringing quite different effects than originally envisaged,...

People Can Use 44 Flights from Bratislava to 41 destinations as of Sunday

Bratislava, March 23 (TASR) - M.R. Stefanik Airport in Bratislava will provide 44 regular routes to 41 destinations in 22 countries as of Sunday, March 26, with the new summer flight schedule becoming effective...

Slovakia in 20th Place in Global Energy Architecture Performance Index

Brussels, March 22 (TASR-correspondent) - Slovakia ended up in the top 20 among the 127 evaluated countries in the World Economic Forum's annual Global Energy Architecture Performance Index, which was published on Wednesday. According to...

Slovakia’s Chief Hygienist Orders Inspections amid Brazil Meat Scandal

Bratislava, March 22 (TASR) - Slovakia's Chief Hygienist Jan Mikas on Wednesday ordered extraordinary inspections to be performed at various facilities that provide meals, including schools, in response to the Brazilian spoiled meat scandal,...

Another Five Districts May be Added to List of Least Developed Districts

The list of Slovakia's least developed districts could be expanded after the Government on Wednesday debated and took on board a document on the current state of support for such areas.

Slovakia Launches Major Inspections of Brazilian Meat amid Scandal

Bratislava, March 21 (TASR) – Slovakia's Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry has launched via the State Veterinary and Food Directorate major inspections aimed at all animal products imported from Brazil in response to the...

Slovakia Preparing Cross-border Test Track for Self-driving Cars

Bratislava, March 20 (TASR) - The Government along with partners from the private and academic sectors is preparing a project involving a cross-border test track for automakers and car suppliers of advanced technologies as...

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.

Ziga: New URSO Law Presented to Ministries for Comments

Bratislava, March 15 (TASR) - An Economy Ministry-sponsored amendment to the Regulation of Network Industries Act was presented for inter-ministerial comments on Wednesday in order to present it to Parliament later this month, Economy...

Inflation in February Mainly Driven Up by Prices of Foodstuffs

The rise in consumer prices in February was mainly propelled by an increase in the prices of foodstuffs, with an increase in the prices of used vehicles also at play, said analysts on Tuesday in response to the pick-up in inflation in February.

Stats Office: Inflation in Slovakia at 1.2 percent in February

Bratislava, March 14 (TASR) - Year-on-year inflation amounted to 1.2 percent in February, with core inflation standing at 1.9 percent and net inflation at 1.6 percent, the Slovak Statistics Office reported on Tuesday. In February...

Kiska Visits Mondi SCP, Discusses Papermill’s and Liptov’s Prospects

The papermill Mondi SCP in Ruzomberok (Zilina region) regards resolving the region's difficult situation in transportation as key to improving the investment environment in the surrounding Lower Liptov area, Mondi SCP board chairman Miloslav Curilla said after meeting President Andrej Kiska at the plant on Monday.

Slovakia to Intensify Cooperation with Serbia to Combat Illegal Labour

Bratislava, March 13 (TASR) - Slovakia and Serbia should engage in a more intense exchange of information on labour, as it has emerged that a number of Serbians were brought to work in Slovakia...