SNS: Consumers Should Have Right to Know Origin of Food

Bratislava, April 1 (TASR) - Consumers in Slovakia should have the right to know the country of origin of food they buy at shops and facilities providing meals, the co-governing Slovak National Party (SNS)...

Brazilian Embassy: Meat Irregularities Punished in Exemplary Manner

Bratislava, March 31 (TASR) - Those who were involved in irregularities with meat production in Brazil have been punished in an exemplary manner, the Brazilian Embassy in Slovakia stated on Friday. "Let's note that 99.6...

Food Inspectors Find Salmonella-tainted Brazilian Meat in Bratislava

Bratislava, March 31 (TASR) - Slovak veterinary inspectors have found Brazilian meat tainted with salmonella in Bratislava, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Gabriela Matecna (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee), Health Minister Tomas Drucker (a...

Arbiter: Modern Trade Union Will Represent Staff at Volkswagen SK

Bratislava, March 30 (TASR) - An arbiter appointed by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Ministry to deal with a dispute between the new Volkswagen Modern Trade Union and the original KOVO trade...

SAV Working on Scenarios of Brexit’s Ramifications

The Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) is working on studies to enable the state administration to ready itself for scenarios involving the United Kingdom's departure from the EU and for their possible impacts on the Slovak economy, TASR learnt from SAV spokesperson Monika Hucakova on Wednesday.

Kia Motors Slovakia Increases Salaries by 7.5 percent on Average

Teplicka nad Vahom, March 29 (TASR) - The average salary at Kia Motors Slovakia in Teplicka nad Vahom near Zilina is due to rise by 7.5 percent as of April 1, while the basic...

Fico: We Want UK to Fulfil Commitments

Having made the choice to leave the EU, the United Kingdom should make good on all of its commitments towards it, said Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico after meeting his Czech, Hungarian and Polish peers at a Visegrad Four (V4) summit in Warsaw on Tuesday.

NBS Expects GDP Growth at 3.2 percent This Year, Faster Rates Ahead

According to the latest medium-term forecast that the central bank (NBS) released on Tuesday, Slovakia's economy should grow by 3.2 percent this year before gathering momentum and growing by 4.2 percent next year and by 4.6 percent in 2019 on the back of fresh investments in the automotive sector.

Slovakia and Czech Rep. Ink Memorandum on Cross-border Cooperation

Modra, March 28 (TASR) - Slovak Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Gabriela Matecna and Czech Regional Development Minister Karla Slechtova signed a Memorandum on Cross-border Cooperation in Modra (Bratislava region) on Tuesday, TASR learnt...

Parliament Extends List of Holidays with Sales Ban to 15.5 Days

Bratislava, March 28 (TASR) - Shops in Slovakia are set to be closed on several public holidays in addition to the current three-and-a-half days, as Parliament on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Labour...

Wizz Air Launches Regular Bratislava-Tuzla Flights

Bratislava, March 27 (TASR) - The low-cost carrier Wizz Air has introduced as of Monday a regular flight connection from Bratislava to Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will be operated three times a...

NGO: Slovak Assistance to Cuba Potentially Harmful to Locals’ Health

Bratislava, March 26 (TASR) - Slovakia's assistance to Cuba in reconstructing its Felton thermal power plant, which suffered a breakdown last year, could actually contribute to endangering the local environment and harming people's health,...

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,...

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...

Slovakia in 20th Place in Global Energy Architecture Performance Index

Brussels, March 22 (TASR-correspondent) - Slovakia ended up in the top 20 among the 127 evaluated countries in the World Economic Forum's annual Global Energy Architecture Performance Index, which was published on Wednesday. According to...

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,...

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.

Slovakia Launches Major Inspections of Brazilian Meat amid Scandal

Bratislava, March 21 (TASR) – Slovakia's Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry has launched via the State Veterinary and Food Directorate major inspections aimed at all animal products imported from Brazil in response to the...

Slovakia Preparing Cross-border Test Track for Self-driving Cars

Bratislava, March 20 (TASR) - The Government along with partners from the private and academic sectors is preparing a project involving a cross-border test track for automakers and car suppliers of advanced technologies as...

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.