Some €468 mn to Be Saved and Spent in Better Way in Transport

Bratislava, July 26 (TASR) - Around €468 million should be saved and spent more effectively in the area of transport between 2017-20 thanks to the Value for Money project aimed at revising expenditures in...

Slovakia and China Ink Memorandum on Customs to Accelerate Trade

Bratislava/Riga, November 6 (TASR correspondent) - A memorandum signed between Slovakia and China on Saturday (November 5) following the meeting of Heads of Government of Central and Eastern European countries (CEE) and China in...

Trencin and Ruzomberok Mayors Ask Minister for IC Train Stops

Trencin mayor Richard Rybnicek is sending an open letter to Transport, Construction and Regional Development Minister Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid) requesting that he should reconsider the decision to stop providing Trencin and the towns of Ruzomberok and Liptovsky Mikulas (Zilina region) with the state-run InterCity (IC) train service, TASR learnt on Thursday.

Ziga: Concluding TTIP by End of This Year Unrealistic

Bratislava, September 23 (TASR) – It's unrealistic to expect that negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and USA will be completed by the end of 2016, said Slovak...

LOT to Launch Regular Warsaw-Kosice Flights

Kosice, February 16 (TASR) – The Polish carrier LOT will launch a regular flight connection between Warsaw and Kosice six days a week as of March 29, LOT communications director Adrian Kubicki told journalists...

SOPK: Business Owners Expect No Discernible Improvement in 2017

Slovakia's economic performance this year will largely remain unchanged from 2016, and the current entrepreneurial environment in the country is unfavourable, according to a survey carried out among business owners in Slovakia by the Slovak Trade and Industry Chamber (SOPK) towards the end of 2016.

Nitra Issues Construction Permit for Jaguar Land Rover

Nitra, August 3 (TASR) - Nitra, as the relevant special construction authority, has issued a permit for the Automotive Nitra Project applied for by Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia, TASR learnt on Wednesday. Nitra authorities found...

Action Plan in Revuca to Help Creating 1,100 Jobs

Revuca, September 13 (TASR) – An action plan aimed at helping to create 1,100 new jobs in Revuca district (Banska Bystrica region) by 2020 was approved by the Cabinet at an away-session on Tuesday. "Considering...

Share of Slovak Groceries on Shelves Still Below 40 percent in 2016

Slovak foodstuffs accounted for 39.91 percent of grocery items on the shelves of retail chains in Slovakia late last year, TASR learnt from a survey that the Slovak Agricultural and Food Chamber (SPPK) carried out in November.

Pociatek: Finding Strategic Partner for Bratislava Airport Best Solution

Bratislava, February 18 (TASR) – The most reasonable solution for securing development of the Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport in Bratislava (BTS), currently under the remit of the state, is finding a strategic partner, Transport,...

Balaz: European Steel Industry Doomed to Demise

Bratislava, February 18 (TASR) – The European steel industry is heading towards demise, as it can't compete with cheaper producers from other parts of the world, Peter Balaz from the University of Economics in...

Ministry Has No Doubts about Transparency of Bratislava Bypass Project

The Transport and Construction Ministry has no doubts regarding the transparency and quality of the Bratislava road bypass project as a whole, the ministry's communications department told TASR on Monday.

IT Experts Point to Other Flawed Projects Like Suspended Atlas

Bratislava, August 15 (TASR) - Civil association Slovensko.Digital welcomes the decision of Transport, Construction and Regional Development Minister Roman Brecely (Siet/Network) to scrap the tender for the 'Atlas of Passive Infrastructure' project worth almost...

Slovensko.Digital Representatives Evaluate Their Activities One Year On

Bratislava, November 3 (TASR) - Creating pressure on the quality of state digital services as well as halting suspect IT projects worth €250 million are among the greatest successes of civil association Slovensko.Digital over...

Pellegrini: No Negotiations about Selling U. S. Steel Kosice Company

Bratislava, May 4 (TASR) - U.S. Steel isn't discussing a possible sale of its Kosice steel plant with any potential buyers, Vice-premier for Investments Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) told TASR after talks with representatives of...

Bratislava Airport Handled 44 percent More Passengers Y-o-Y in January

Bratislava, February 2 (TASR) - Bratislava's Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport (BTS) handled 44 percent more passengers in January than it did in the same month of 2015, the airport's spokesperson Veronika Sevcikova told TASR on Tuesday.

Brecely: Work on D1 Motorway near Ruzomberok to Start Next Year

Construction work on the Cebrat motorway tunnel near Ruzomberok (Zilina region) will start at the beginning of next year at the earliest, said Transport, Construction and Regional Development Minister Roman Brecely (a Smer-SD nominee) on Tuesday during an inspection day at the construction site of the Hubova-Ivachnova stretch of the D1 motorway.

Motor Journalists: 2016 Car of the Year in Slovakia Is Opel Astra

Bratislava, February 18 (TASR) - The Opel Astra has become the 2016 Car of the Year in Slovakia, as decided by a jury of 15 motor journalists, jury chairman Lubos Kriz informed TASR on Thursday.

Pociatek: D3 Section Svrcinovec-Skalite to Be Finished this Year

Svrcinovec/Visnove, February 25 (TASR) - The construction of a 12-kilometre section of the D3 motorway Svrcinovec-Skalite (Zilina region) is going according to schedule and will open by the end of the year, announced Transport,...

Most of PPS Group Detva Employees Support Joining Strike

Employees of engineering company PPS Group Detva (Banska Bystrica region) on Thursday voted in favour of going on strike, according to a statement sent to TASR on the same day.