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...

Midia Agro to Build Dairy to Process Quarter of Slovak Milk Production

Kolinany, February 29 (TASR) - British company Midia Agro plans to build a new dairy for milk processing near Nitra, with a memorandum of understanding signed by the company's representative Norman Patrick Turner, Prime Minister Robert Fico and Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Lubomir Jahnatek at the Slovak Agriculture University in Kolinany (Nitra region) on Monday.

Valy Bridge in Kysuce to Become Tallest Bridge in Central Europe

Svrcinovec, February 27 (TASR) - The Valy bridge, which should be part of the D3 motorway in the traditional region of Kysuce in northern Slovakia, will become the tallest bridge in Central Europe after...

Kiska: New Government Must Tackle Problems in Agriculture

Spisske Hanusovce, February 26 (TASR) - The government that will emerge from the general election next week should make a comprehensive analysis of problems in agriculture and begin tackling them, said President Andrej Kiska...

New Railway Carrier Arriva Slovakia to Begin Operating Trains

Bratislava, February 26 (TASR) - A new passenger rail carrier is coming to Slovakia, private company Arriva Slovakia, which will start operating trains on March 5, railway administrator Slovak Railways (ZSR) informed TASR on...

Average Monthly Unemployment Benefit in Slovakia at €344.49 in 2015

Bratislava, February 26 (TASR) - Social insurer Socialna poistovna (SP) paid a total of €158.6 million in 2015 to its insurees who complied with the terms for obtaining unemployment benefit, SP spokesman Peter Visvader informed TASR on Friday.

Stromcek: Preparation of Site for Jaguar Plant Progressing Well

Nitra, February 25 (TASR) - All work related to preparing the construction site for a future Jaguar Land Rover plant in Nitra is progressing on schedule, Government proxy for strategic industrial parks Viktor Stromcek...

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,...

Theta Energy Group to Create 800 Jobs at Vojany Power Plant

Vojany, February 25 (TASR) - Economy Minister Vazil Hudak and Finance Minister Peter Kazimir signed a memorandum of understanding with American investor Theta Energy Group (TEG) at Vojany thermal power plant (EVO) in Kosice region on Thursday.

NDS Prepares Tender for Reconstruction of Sekule Rest Stop on D2

Bratislava, February 25 (TASR) - The National Highway Company (NDS) has published a call in the Public Procurements Bulletin for a contractor to carry out repairs at the Sekule (Trnava region) rest stop on the D2 motorway, with the cost estimated at €5.7 million, TASR learnt on Thursday.

Transport Ministry: 40 km of Highways to Be Built in Eastern Slovakia

Bratislava, February 24 (TASR) - According to the Transport, Construction and Regional Development Ministry, 40 kilometres of motorways and expressways will be built in eastern Slovakia in the following years, cofinanced from eurofunds, ministry spokesman Martin Kona told TASR on Wednesday.

VW Completes Building for New Body Shop, Begins Installing Equipment

Bratislava, February 23 (TASR) - Around €500 million is the price tag of a new body shop at the Volkswagen plant in Bratislava, Volkswagen Slovakia spokesman Vladimir Machalik told TASR on Tuesday. A new building...

Unemployment in All Trencin Districts under National Average in January

Trencin, February 23 (TASR) - The average unemployment rate in Trencin region in January was 7.71 percent, a decrease of 0.18 percentage points month-on-month, announced the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre on Tuesday.

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...

Fico: Could Be Lack of Qualified People if Unemployment Goes under 10%

Bratislava, February 21 (TASR) - The Government has been successful in meeting its target of reducing unemployment in Slovakia in line with the eurozone average, announced Prime Minister Robert Fico at a press conference at the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Ministry on Sunday.

Fico: New Investor in Banska Bystrica to Employ over 1,200 People

Banska Bystrica, February 20 (TASR) - Secure identity document production company RKN Global Europe is to employ over 1,200 people in Banska Bystrica in an investment worth €89 million, announced Prime Minister Robert Fico after signing a memorandum of understanding with the company in Banska Bystrica on Saturday.

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...

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,...

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.

Analysts: Schengen Disintegration Would Damage Slovakia’s Exports

Bratislava, February 17 (TASR) – A possible disintegration of the Schengen area would significantly damage Slovakia's export competitiveness, as it is among six EU countries with their foreign trade within Schengen representing more than...