Constitutional committee reject Kiska veto on Labour Code bill

January 14, 2015

MPs from the ruling Smer party in the parliamentary constitutional committee rejected a veto imposed by President Andrej Kiska on the amendment to the Labour Code that is supposed to restrict the so-called agency employment in Slovakia.

EU Risks Stranding Gas Investments as Bloc Builds Pipelines

January 14, 2015

The push for new routes and more infrastructure to bolster security of supply has led to "significant" investment, resulting in historic pipeline links being used less, Doug Wood, the chairman of the gas committee for the European Federation of Energy Traders in Amsterdam, said in an in

Psychic spies revise results of WWII

January 13, 2015

Some European politicians are no longer satisfied with the results of World War II. "For me and my family, the results of the Second World War were highly negative," said the President of Latvia Andris Berzins.

VW to expand Slovakia plant, report says

January 13, 2015

Volkswagen Group will invest up to 500 million euros to modernize and expand its plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, a report said. The work should start in April and last until the end of 2016, Slovak newspaper Hospodarske Noviny reported on Tuesday.

Slovakia is the only applicant to host the 2019 ice hockey championship

January 13, 2015

SLOVAKIA remained the only applicant to hold the 83th IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship which will take place in 2019, after its only rival, Switzerland, withdrew its candidacy and applied for 2020.

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.

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