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...

KDH: European Money Far From Free of Charge

Bratislava, February 17 (TASR) – Money from EU funds are far from being free, said Christian Democrat/KDH MP Pavol Zajac at a press conference in Bratislava on Wednesday, when he criticised the commercial on...

Pociatek Can Sign Construction Contract for Bratislava Bypass

Bratislava, February 17 (TASR) - At its session on Wednesday the Government gave its final approval to Transport, Construction and Regional Development Minister Jan Pociatek to sign a contract for the construction of a motorway bypass around Bratislava via a PPP project.

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...

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.

Fico: State Announces First Round of Applications for Insulation Subsidy

Bratislava, February 16 (TASR) - Within a month the first 1,000 applicants will be able to submit official requests for subsidies for insulating their own houses, with the state announcing the first round of...

Hudak: EU Members Pressure EC to Act Pronto to Combat Dumping

Brussels, February 15 (TASR) - Economy Minister Vazil Hudak served as one of main speakers at a conference on energy-intensive industries held by the European Commission in Brussels on Monday.

IFP: State to Collect €489 million more for 2015 than Estimated

Bratislava, February 15 (TASR) - The state will collect €489 million more in taxes and levies for 2015 when compared to an estimate from October, according to a current tax prognosis that the Financial Policy Institute (IFP) of the Finance Ministry published at a press conference at the ministry on Monday.

Car Production Notches 30.4 percent Y-o-Y Growth in December

Bratislava, February 11 (TASR) – Car production continued to serve as the main workhorse of the Slovak economy in December, recording a jump by 30.4 percent year-on-year, Slovenska Sporitelna bank analyst Katarina Muchova told...

SNOPK: Slovakia Must Further Work on Its Competitiveness

Bratislava, February 11 (TASR) – Slovakia must work on its competitiveness in order to remain an attractive location for investments long term, member of the managing board at the Slovak-German Trade and Industry Chamber...

UHS: Eggs Hardly Profitable for Farmers, Retail Chains Feathering Nests

Bratislava, February 10 (TASR) – Egg production in Slovakia is hardly making any profits for primary producers, while retailers are collecting tidy profit margins, Lubomir Urban, press secretary of the Poultry Breeders Union (UHS)...

Bratislava Wants to Repair 37 km of Roads by Start of EU Presidency

The Slovak capital intends to repair 29 road sections with a total length of 37 kilometres by the start of Slovakia's EU Presidency in July, Bratislava mayor Ivo Nesrovnal told a news conference on Tuesday.

Vazny: We Managed to Accelerate Drawing of European Funds

Vice-premier for Investments Lubomir Vazny sees an accelerated conclusion of contracts, the drawing of European Funds and the prevention of huge losses of money from Brussels as the chief successes achieved during his term in office, TASR has learnt.

Prime Minister Fico Stops By to Tour Jaguar Land Rover Facilities in UK

Solihull, February 4 (TASR) - Slovakia has an adequate amount of manpower for the new automobile maker Jaguar Land Rover and its plans to place its large-scale investment in Nitra, Prime Minister Robert Fico said during Thursday's visit to the Jaguar Land Rover facility in Solihull, near Birmingham.

Kazimir: GDP Growth at 3.2 percent in 2016 and 3.6 percent in 2017

Slovakia's economy is expected to grow at 3.2 percent of GDP this year before speeding up the pace to 3.6 percent in 2017, Finance Minister Peter Kazimir announced on Thursday.