Slovakia and Hungary to Construct Two Electricity Links

Bratislava, March 1 (TASR) - Two new cross-border links of electricity networks between Slovakia and Hungary will be introduced following the inking of an agreement between the two countries' electricity transmission network operators in...

PAS: Entrepreneurs Feel Worsening of Business Conditions in Slovakia

Entrepreneurs are still dissatisfied with the development of the business environment in Slovakia, and they evaluated it negatively also in the final quarter of 2016, Slovak Business Alliance (PAS) CEO Peter Kremsky told a news conference in Bratislava on Tuesday.

V4 Summit to Debate Imports of Low Quality Food from Western Europe

Trnava, February 27 (TASR) - Warsaw will host an extraordinary summit of the prime ministers of the Visegrad Four (V4) countries on Thursday, March 2, Slovak Premier Robert Fico announced on Monday. The summit will...

PKS: Slovak Stores Sell Enough Quality Groceries on Par with EU-15

The Slovak Food Chamber (PKS) is assuring consumers that stores in Slovakia offer an ample range of foodstuffs that are on par quality-wise with items available on the shelves of stores in the EU's original 15 member countries, TASR learnt from PKS director Jarmila Halgasova on Friday.

President Kiska: Liptov Area has Great Potential

The Liptov area has great potential: it has probably the best ski resort in Slovakia, the largest water reservoir, called Liptovska Mara, the biggest aquapark, and all this is very beneficial for tourism, President Andrej Kiska said following his meeting with Liptovsky Mikulas (Zilina region) Mayor Jan Blchac on Thursday.

Hochtief Chief: Slovakia Lacking Concept for Highway Construction

Bratislava, February 23 (TASR) – It's necessary to construct another 1,000 kilometres of motorways and expressways in Slovakia, but the proper general concept of construction and funding is lacking to achieve this, construction company...

UPSVaR: 97,513 People Receiving Social Benefits in January

Bratislava, February 23 (TASR) – A total of 97,513 people were registered as receivers of social benefits in January, down by 17,062 people year-on-year and by 1,079 month-on-month, statistics from the Labour, Social Affairs...

Fico: State Energy Holding Will Be Strong on Financial Markets

Bratislava, February 21 (TASR) - The Government will draw up an amendment to the law on strategic companies aimed at boosting the position of the state in firms with its property involvement, said Prime...

Fico: Posts of URSO and Regulatory Council Chairs to Be Separated

Bratislava, February 21 (TASR) - The posts of chairs of the Office for the Regulation of Network Industries (URSO) and URSO's Regulatory Council will be disassociated from each other in order to prevent one...

URSO: Two-component Water Prices Valid until New Price Decision is Issued

The two-component water prices in line with the price decision issued for 2017 are in effect until the Office for Regulation of Network Industries (URSO) issues a new price decision, URSO told TASR on Tuesday.

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.

Richter: Labour Inspections to Focus on Firms with Foreign Staff

Bratislava, February 20 (TASR) – The Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Ministry will pay more attention to companies with foreign staff in the wake of a recent report of a Serbian journalist who...

Unemployment Rate Down to 8.64 percent in January

Bratislava, February 20 (TASR) – The unemployment rate in Slovakia stood at 8.64 percent in January, down by 0.12 percentage points month-on-month and by 1.75 percentage points year-on-year, Labour, Social Affairs and the Family...

Ersek in Talks on 6% Cut in Price of Presov’s Southwestern Bypass

The Transport and Construction Ministry led by Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid) has already held talks with the contractor for the southwestern bypass around the city of Presov on the D1 motorway on reducing the price of the construction work, ministry spokesperson Karolina Ducka confirmed for TASR on Thursday.

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...

Analysts: Inflation Driven by Base Effect in Foodstuffs and Crude Oil

The pick-up in inflation in January was mainly propelled by the base effect in foodstuffs and fuels (crude oil), said UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia analyst Lubomir Korsnak on Wednesday.

Stats Office: Consumer Prices Up by 0.7 percent Y-o-Y in January

Bratislava, February 15 (TASR) - Consumer prices in Slovakia increased by 0.7 percent year-on-year in January, the Slovak Statistics Office announced on Wednesday. Prices increased y-o-y in the following categories in January: in transport -...

Matecna: Same Foodstuffs in Slovakia and Austria Have Different Quality

Laboratory tests have confirmed that the quality of almost half of the same products manufactured by supranational producers is better in Austria than in Slovakia, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Gabriela Matecna (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) told a news conference held on Tuesday with State Veterinary and Food Directorate (SVPS) chairman Jozef Bires in attendance.

Statistics Office: Slovakia’s GDP Up by 3.1 percent Y-o-Y in 4Q16

Bratislava, February 14 (TASR) - Slovakia's GDP in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased by 3.1 percent on an annual basis, according to a preliminary estimate released by the Statistics Office on Tuesday. Seasonally adjusted...

Ersek: Presov Bypass Far Too Important for Any Gambles

The opinion expressed by the Finance Ministry's 'Value for Money' team of analysts regarding the approach to addressing traffic woes in Presov is immaterial at this point, said Transport and Construction Minister Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid) at a press conference in Bratislava on Monday.