Fico: We Want Good Figures to Be Reflected in Higher Living Standards

The falling public debt and the drop in the public finance deficit last year are testimony to the Government's responsible policies, said Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) on Tuesday.

Matecna: High-Quality Slovak Foodstuffs Have Potential to Stir Interest Abroad

Slovak producers should be more courageous and seek opportunities to increase exports of high-quality Slovak products to surrounding markets, said Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Gabriela Matecna (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) while opening the 21st annual conference on trade and marketing called Slovak Retail Summit in Bratislava on Tuesday.

Slovak AeroMobil Unveils Flying Car Model in Monaco

Bratislava/Monte Carlo, April 20 (TASR) - The Slovak company AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday (April 20) its new model of flying car at the Top Marques Show car expo in Monaco, TASR learnt from Stefan...

AmCham Elects Eight People to Its Board of Directors

Bratislava, April 20 (TASR) – The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Slovakia at a general assembly at the Primatial Palace in Bratislava on Wednesday elected members of its board of directors, AmCham's Natalia...

Ersek: We Cannot Resist Railway Transport Liberalisation

Slovakia cannot resist railway transport's liberalisation, whether anyone likes it or not, Transport and Construction Minister Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid) said while addressing participants at a conference called Current Challenges in Regional Passenger Rail Transport, held in Bratislava on Thursday.

Volkswagen Slovakia Trade Union Issues Strike Threat

Volkswagen Slovakia (VW SK) car producer is facing the threat of a strike after the new Volkswagen Modern Trade Union (MOV) on Tuesday voiced its dissatisfaction with the progress and results of the talks with the plant's management thus far.

Stats Office: Consumer Prices Up by 1 percent Y-o-Y in March

Consumer prices in Slovakia increased by 1 percent year-on-year in March 2017, the Slovak Statistics Office announced on Thursday.

Eustream Welcomes Russians’ Assurances on Gas Transport

Bratislava, April 12 (TASR) - Slovak gas transport operator Eustream welcomes assurances from Russia that the Slovak pipelines will be used for gas transport long term, Eustream's external communication specialist Pavol Kubik told TASR...

Dissatisfied Taxi Drivers Envisage More Protests Unless Authorities Act

Bratislava, April 11 (TASR) - If the authorities don't take action, the number of protests by taxi drivers in Bratislava will increase and a mass transport strike might follow as well, stated Matej Krampl,...

Inspectors Found 2,924 Illegal Labourers Last Year

Control authorities carried out 25,931 inspections aimed at stopping illegal labour last year, according to a report on discovering and combating illegal labour for 2016, presented by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Ministry and acknowledged by the Cabinet at its session on Tuesday.

Tripartite Can’t Find Deal on Collective Bargaining and Schools Bills

The tripartite has failed to agree on an amendment to the Collective Bargaining Act and on funding primary and secondary schools, said Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Jan Richter (Smer-SD) after a session of the Economic and Social Council (HSR), also known as the tripartite, on Monday.

Drucker: Health Sector Not Black Hole, But Changes Will Take Time

Slovakia doesn't have a bad health sector; it's neither catastrophic, nor a black hole, said Health Minister Tomas Drucker (a Smer-SD nominee) on TA3's programme 'V politike' (In Politics) on Sunday.

Danko: Slovaks Should Demand Slovak Trains, Not Regiojet’s

Slovaks shouldn't be happy about 20-year-old repainted trains imported from Italy by private transport company RegioJet, but should be proud of and demand Slovak trains, said leader of the governing coalition Slovak National Party (SNS) and Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko on TA3's programme 'V politike' (In Politics) on Sunday.

Concerns Replace Enthusiasm for Jaguar Land Rover Investment in Nitra

Nitra, April 7 (TASR) - The initial enthusiasm about the arrival of luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover to Nitra has now turned into concerns among the locals amid considerations that a considerable part...

Labour Ministry Defends Work for Benefits Policy

The policy that requires people on the receiving end of benefits to work on pain of losing the assistance was introduced with a nod to the discussion on the need to redress the absence of targeting in the social security system and its failure to encourage people to provide for themselves, said the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Ministry on Thursday.

Minister: More Salmonella Found in Brazilian Meat in Slovakia

Bratislava, April 5 (TASR) - Slovak veterinary inspectors have found more evidence of salmonella in chicken meat imported from Brazil, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Gabriela Matecna (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) announced after...

Kiska: Corruption at Highest Levels Exists

Bratislava, April 4 (TASR) - Corruption at the highest levels is hardly tangible and sophisticated, but it exists and those who claim otherwise are probably living in another world, Slovak President Andrej Kiska told...

Fico: Slovakia, Germany and Czech Republic Form EU Industrial Triangle

Berlin/Bratislava, April 3 (TASR correspondent) - Slovakia, Germany and the Czech Republic will focus even more on further strengthening industry - the automotive industry in particular, concurred the leaders of the three countries -...

UHS: Consumption of Domestic Poultry Not Rising Despite Scandals

Bratislava, April 3 (TASR) - The consumption of domestic poultry in Slovakia isn't rising, despite numerous scandals concerning imported birds, stated Slovak Poultry Breeders Union (UHS) director Daniel Molnar at a press conference on...

Economic Analysts: Membership in Schengen Area Vital for Slovakia

Bratislava, April 2 (TASR) - Membership in the Schengen Area is of key importance for Slovakia as a small country, analysts approached by TASR have concurred. Apart from making travelling for work and tourism easier,...