Ersek: R7 to Make Life Easier for Tens of Thousands of Commuters

Bratislava, May 11 (TASR) – When it has been built, the R7 expressway forming part of the Bratislava bypass will make the lives of tens of thousands of people commuting to Bratislava easier, apart...

Economic Sentiment Indicator in Slovakia Falls by 0.6 M-o-M in April

Bratislava, April 28 (TASR) - The three-month average Economic Sentiment Indicator (EIS) fell by 0.6 points on the month to 104.0 points in April, the Slovak Statistics Office reported on Friday. The change was due...

AmCham Backs Slovakia’s Membership in EU

Bratislava, July 11 (TASR) - The American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia (AmCham) supports Slovakia's membership in the European Union, said AmCham in its statement with redard to Friday's (July 8) conference entitled Slovakia's...

Lehota to Get Link to R1 Expressway by October

Lehota/Velke Zaluzie, February 22 (TASR) – The village of Lehota near Nitra will acquire a direct link to the PR1BINA expressway by October, Lehota mayor Milan Chmelar told TASR on Monday. The local authority as...

Holecek: Slovakia Unlikely to End Up Like Detroit

Bratislava, February 16 (TASR) - Car production makes up one-third of Slovakia's exports and almost half of its industrial production, but there's no viable alternative to the automotive industry in the country, Automotive Industry...

Ministry: Electricity Generation from Brown Coal in Slovakia’s Interests

The production of electricity from brown coal extracted in Slovakia is in the general economic interests of Slovakia, said the Economy Ministry on Tuesday.

Mayors Urge for Construction of Bratislava Bypass to Begin ASAP

Bratislava, May 12 (TASR) – After the Government on Wednesday gave the green light to constructing a Bratislava bypass composed of sections of the D4 motorway and R7 expressway, mayors of villages concerned and...

First Trams Cross Bratislava’s Old Bridge as Part of Safety Tests

Two trams crossed Bratislava's Old Bridge on Tuesday morning for the first time since the bridge's reconstruction as part of technical-safety tests carried out by public city transport company Dopravny Podnik Bratislava (DPB) on the route between Safarik Square and the borough of Petrzalka.

Stats Office: Index of Economic Sentiment Up by 2.4 points in February

Bratislava, February 29 (TASR) - The three-month Index of Economic Sentiment (IES) rose by 2.4 points month-on-month to 100.7 in February, with confidence surging mainly in services and to a certain extent also in...

Fico: Slovakia’s Budget Among Five Best in Eurozone

Bratislava, November 18 (TASR) - Slovakia's state budget is one of the five best state budgets in the eurozone, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Friday in reaction to a recent evaluation by the...

NBS: Slovak Economy Should Rise by 3.2 percent in 2016

Bratislava, March 29 (TASR) - According to the latest mid-term prediction of the Slovak central bank (NBS), Slovakia's economy should rise by 3.2 percent this year, by 3.3 percent next year and by 4.2...

Behrova: Electronisation of Public Procurement Half-way Complete

Bratislava, November 14 (TASR) – The process of public procurement electronisation in Slovakia is half-way complete, Interior Minister Robert Kalinak's advisor Tatiana Behrova said at an international congress called ITAPA 2016 in Bratislava on...

Slovakia Had Drawn 1.85% of EU Funds Allocated for 2014-20 by July 31

Bratislava, August 8 (TASR) – Slovakia had drawn around €286.6 million from EU funds for the 2014-20 programme period at the end of July, an amount representing 1.85 percent of the €15.5 billion in...

Kia Motors Slovakia Produced 177,900 Cars in First Half of 2016

Zilina, July 28 (TASR) - Kia Motors Slovakia manufactured 177,900 vehicles in the first half of 2016, which represents a 4.7-percent hike year-on-year compared to the first half of 2015, Kia Motors Slovakia spokesman...

Fico: I Expect Growth Pace of Minimum Wage to Be Faster

The minimum wage in Slovakia should grow faster, Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) told a news conference on Tuesday, adding that he expects Labour, Social Affairs and Family Minister Jan Richter (Smer-SD) to launch a very intensive dialogue with employees and employers on the minimum wage issue as soon as in January 2017.

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...

Unified Digital Market Viewed as Priority for Presidency and AmCham

Bratislava, May 26 (TASR) - Slovakia during its Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of this year will focus on strengthening the European economy, modernisation and extension of a...

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...

SaS Wants Limit for Advanced Income Tax Payment Upped to €5,000

Opposition Freedom and Solidarity Party (SaS) suggests increasing the limit for advanced income tax payments to €5,000 from the current €2,500, according to a draft amendment to the Income Tax Act that the party intends to submit during May's parliamentary session.

Fico: Education Becomes Winner of Contest for 2017 Budget

Bratislava, November 29 (TASR) - The education sector has become the winner of a contest for money from the 2017 state budget, with spending in this area being up by €300 million compared to...