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.

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,...

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...

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.

Strabag to Build National Football Stadium for €59.77 million in 76 Weeks

Bratislava, August 9 (TASR) - A National Football Stadium (NFS) will be constructed by Strabag company for €59.77 million (VAT included), with the company winning the public tender for the construction of the stadium,...

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...

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,...

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.

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.

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...

PKS: Slovak Stores Sell Enough Quality Groceries on Par with EU-15

The Slovak Food Chamber (PKS) is assuring consumers that stores in Slovakia offer an ample range of foodstuffs that are on par quality-wise with items available on the shelves of stores in the EU's original 15 member countries, TASR learnt from PKS director Jarmila Halgasova on Friday.

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.

Lajcak: UK to Remain Close Partner for Slovakia Even after Brexit

Bratislava, March 3 (TASR) – The United Kingdom will remain one of the closest political, security and trading partners for Slovakia even after Brexit, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak told journalists...

Fico: State Energy Holding Will Be Strong on Financial Markets

Bratislava, February 21 (TASR) - The Government will draw up an amendment to the law on strategic companies aimed at boosting the position of the state in firms with its property involvement, said Prime...

Slovakia Opens Books on 20-year Government Bonds

Slovakia auctioned off 20-year government bonds worth €2 billion on Thursday, Finance Ministry State Secretary Radko Kuruc told a press conference on Friday.

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,...

Hochtief Chief: Slovakia Lacking Concept for Highway Construction

Bratislava, February 23 (TASR) – It's necessary to construct another 1,000 kilometres of motorways and expressways in Slovakia, but the proper general concept of construction and funding is lacking to achieve this, construction company...

V4 Summit to Debate Imports of Low Quality Food from Western Europe

Trnava, February 27 (TASR) - Warsaw will host an extraordinary summit of the prime ministers of the Visegrad Four (V4) countries on Thursday, March 2, Slovak Premier Robert Fico announced on Monday. The summit will...