Lopinot thanks Slovaks for gatherings in France’s support

January 13, 2015

FRENCH Ambassador to Slovakia Didier Lopinot thanked Slovaks for taking part in three spontaneous gatherings in front of the French Embassy in Bratislava after the terrorist attacks in Paris in early January.

The Constitutional Court will review the law on income tax

January 13, 2015

THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court will deal with the amendment to the law on income tax, after a group of MPs submitted a motion. The deputies dislike the duration of depreciations of non-productive real estates which increased from 20 to 40 years.

Judicial Council chair challenges salary freeze

January 13, 2015

CHAIR of the Judicial Council Jana Bajánková challenged the continuing freezing of judges’ salaries at the Constitutional Court.

Košice’s ex-mayor may face lawsuit for alleged machinations

January 13, 2015

FORMER mayor of Košice František Knapík will probably face the Specialised Criminal Court soon for alleged machinations with the public procurements which took place during the time he was in office.

Slovakia opens books on new 12-year euro benchmark bond

January 13, 2015

The Slovak Republic has set guidance of 60bp area over mid-swaps on a new 12-year euro-denominated benchmark bond, according to a lead. The issuer, rated A2/A/A+ by Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch, has now opened books on the Reg S only transaction.

Glváč: Slovakia needs an updated defence strategy

January 13, 2015

THE DEFENCE Ministry is planning to have its defence strategy updated due to the current security situation and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Slovak Defence Minister Martin Glváč told the TASR newswire on January 12.

Industrial production fell by 3.3 percent y-o-y in November

January 13, 2015

THE INDUSTRIAL Production Index (IPP) in Slovakia went down by 3.3 percent year-on-year in November. The figures are disappointing, according to UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia analyst Ľubomír Koršňák, the TASR newswire reported.

EU presidency in 2016 to focus on energy and tax evasion

January 13, 2015

ENERGY, the fight against tax evasion and water issues may well be among the priorities of Slovakia’s 2016 EU presidency, according to Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák, the TASR newswire reported on January 12.

US offers Slovakia Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters

January 13, 2015

THE US has offered to broker the sale of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopters to Slovakia via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) fund.

Foreign Minister is Also Charlie

January 12, 2015

“I am Charlie and we are all France,” wrote Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, today (12 January 2015) in the book of condolences in the premises of the Embassy of the French Republic in Bratislava.


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