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Slovakia is closing the economic gap with the EU faster than Czechia, but still lags behind the Czech economy level in overall terms, a new CSOB study for to the 25-years anniversary of the split between Czechia and Slovakia says, released to the media on March 29 in time of the anniversary. Czech ...
English version prepared by The president retreated under pressure from Smer, the senior governing party, by agreeing to appoint its nominees as prime minister and interior minister. The organizers called off the most recent 'For a Decent Slovakia' protest in Bratislava's central SNP ...

The guidance is the first "unequivocal confirmation that the ministry intends to tax cryptocurrencies and to do so on a relatively broad scale that includes exchanging one cryptocurrency for another," Miroslav Marcincin, senior manager, personal income tax, EY Slovakia, told Bloomberg Tax March 27.
The favourable pro-growth sentiment among foreign investors in Slovakia persists. Almost half of them plan to expand and look for new employees while the biggest obstacles hampering their businesses in Slovakia remain the shortage of qualified labour and corruption. But they warn of ...
The media in the US continues to closely watch the situation in Slovakia. The renowned news website Christian Science Monitor (CSM), this week highlighted the movement of the young Slovak generation for normalcy and real change, the TASR newswire wrote. "A youth-fueled movement has ... USA
The Slovak economy is slated to grow by 4.2 percent this year, while in 2019, it should accelerate to 4.7 percent, according to the latest medium-term prognosis of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), country's central bank. In 2020 the growth of Slovakia's GDP is expected to reach 4 percent, the TASR ... USA

Until those in power respond with a positive agenda to build a Decent Slovakia why should anyone believe things will change. You only need to go back and read the EU Anti-Corruption Report 2014 and the inadequate way this is now taken forward in the annual European Semester country report to ... USA
FILE PHOTO: Slovakia's Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak addresses a news conference after a European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, ... BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia will recall its ambassador to Russia for consultations over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent with a nerve ... USA
March 28, 2018 Bratislava, Slovakia—Marian Kulich is one of tens of thousands of protesters on the streets of Slovakia in the biggest show of people power since the Velvet Revolution. What began as an outcry over a young journalist's murder has in the past month morphed into a mass general movement ... USA
"The Slovak Republic unambiguously condemned the attack with the chemical weapon in Salisbury, UK, acknowledged the conclusions of the European Council on March 22, 2018, and reserved the right to take further steps in connection with this case," Slovakia's Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Peter ... USA
Any documentary photographer who chooses the Roma as a subject must inevitably work in the shadow of the great Josef Koudelka, whose 1975 book Gypsies is now recognised as one of the great photo essays of the 20th century. Time has imbued Koudelka's often intimate images with an even more ... USA
The government has resigned after weeks of political turmoil in the country. The move follows the slaying of a journalist who was investigating alleged corruption involving foreign businessmen. Slovakia's Prime Minister Offers To Resign Amid Protest Over Journalist's Murder ... USA
The report identified people settled in Slovakia who allegedly have connections to the Italian organized-crime group the 'Ndrangheta. It also linked these people to high-profile Slovaks, including some connected to Smer. The government of Slovakia said it was offering a reward of €1 million ($1.2 million ... USA
Slovenia's Prime Minister announced his resignation this week. Slovakia's Prime Minister announced his resignation this week. If you missed the difference between those two statements the first time you read them, you're not alone. Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico quit over a scandal following the ... USA
FILE - In this Friday, March 9, 2018 file photo, demonstrators hold up their smartphones during an anti-government rally in Bratislava, Slovakia. Slovakia's three-party coalition government will face a parliamentary no-confidence vote next week amid the political turmoil set off by the slayings of an ... USA has since become a popular resource for foreigners in Slovakia seeking everything from advice on how to deal with the Foreigner's Police to yoga and pilates classes in English. All events are in English while some are also offered in Slovak for locals who enjoy attending ... USA
Before crashing, the pilot sent a message to the radio operators that he was trying to land in Slovakia. But his message apparently came across as “Slovenia”, as the base then reported the pilot's message came from somewhere from the Yugoslav coast and that the plane had probably fallen into the sea. USA

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia's three-party coalition government will face a parliamentary no-confidence vote next week amid the political turmoil set off by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee. The vote requested by the opposition, set for Monday, could spell the end of the ruling ... USA
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Russian spies in London, a crumbling rebel enclave in Syria and rare good environmental news in China. Here's what you need to know today: Photo. Credit Frank Augstein/Associated Press. • “We shall not tolerate such a brazen act to ... USA
28, 2018 file photo, people take part in a silent protest march in memory of murdered journalist Jan Kuciak and his partner Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia. In the wake of the unprecedented killings, the country has gone in just few days from what seemed to be stability to chaos. (Bundas Engler ... USA
This is an undated photo released by on Monday Feb. 26, 2018 shows Slovakia's investigative journalist Jan Kuciak. In the wake of an unprecedented slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, Slovakia turned in just few days from what seemed to be a stable European Union country ... USA
28, 2018 file photo, people take part in a silent protest march in memory of murdered journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia. In the wake of an unprecedented slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, Slovakia turned in just few days from what seemed ... USA
The leader of the European Parliament's delegation to Malta, which followed the murder of local journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, commented on the current political situation in Slovakia, where Prime Minister Robert Fico is using George Soros as a way to attack President Andrej Kiska. “She [Dancila] ... USA
Slovakia has made some progress in meeting the European Commission's recommendations, according to the EC's latest Report on Slovakia. Brussels perceives some progress in several policies, such as increasing the cost-effectiveness of the health-care system, improvements in activation measures for ... USA
The recent murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee in Slovakia shook the country to its core. In his writings, Kuciak was uncovering connections between the Italian mafia group known as the 'Ndrangheta and the country's public administration. The Italian crime syndicate has been ... USA
He reported that a former topless model, who was made a senior adviser to Mr Fico as prime minister, had been the lover and business partner of an alleged 'Ndrangheta mafia boss living in Slovakia. The alleged mafioso, Antonino Vadala, was arrested in Slovakia last week on drug trafficking charges. USA
On the morning of Monday 26 February, Slovakia learned of a double murder: a young investigative journalist and his girlfriend had been shot dead. It happened in their small house, in a village not far from the Slovakian capital Bratislava. Someone called to tell me what had happened, and I thought: Oh, ... USA
A wave of opposition in Central Europe to so-called “gender ideology” has led Bulgaria on 15 February, and then Slovakia yesterday (22 February) to oppose ratifying the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. The developments highlight ... USA
Carmaker Volkswagen Slovakia, steelworks U.S. Steel Košice and gas transmitter Eustream paid the most taxes in 2016. This stems from an analysis authored by the tax and audit advisory company BMB Leitner, which analysed the 200 biggest non-financial companies from the TOP 200 list compiled by ... USA
The independent Slovak Republic celebrated 25 years of existence on January 1, 2018. While expectations and predictions for the newly-formed state were rather pessimistic and cautious 25 years ago, the story of independent Slovakia is a success, at least from the economic point of view. Slovakia has ... USA
BRATISLAVA - Slovakia will not ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Wednesday bowing to opposition from junior coalition partner and religious groups. Two weeks ago, Bulgaria, which now holds the EU's rotating presidency, has also ... USA
Sport, fresh air and charming views: these are the ordinary benefits offered by Slovak mountains. However, if the weather is clear, sometimes it is possible to see a very long distance. At the right place and time, technology also helps, such as binoculars for checking the view and a camera with a telephoto ... USA
Until now, four-legged animals from the Mesozoic era, the dinosaur age, were not known to be in the area of Slovakia. The majority of Slovakia was covered by water during the Mesozoic era and therefore the probability of finding remains of four-legged animals is very small. The only exception until ... USA
The American men's hockey team bounced back from a crushing defeat against Slovenia to win against Slovakia in its second group stage game. The U.S. won 2–1, with both goals coming from Harvard forward Ryan Donato. Andrej Kudrna scored the Slovakian goal. Donato's first goal came just over ... USA
The Slovak national hockey team lost all three points in their second match at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games against the United States. Its chances of advancing to the next round are still open. The match ended 1:2 for the US. Andrej Kudrna scored for Slovakia, while two US goals were scored by ... USA
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Ryan Donato (Scituate, Mass.) scored two power-play goals and Ryan Zapolski (Erie, Pa.) made 21 saves as the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team topped Slovakia, 2-1, here today in its second preliminary round contest at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the ... USA
In the categories of €40,000 and €90,000 annual salary, Slovakia has the highest overall labour price among these countries – the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Albania and Bulgaria. Except for Serbia and Albania, they are all European-Union member ... USA
U.S. players shook off the stunning 3-2 defeat so quickly it was a whiplash of emotions in just over 12 hours. GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — There were smiles, laughs and enthusiastic goal celebrations. It seems the Americans have found their missing energy. At practice, anyway. A day after blowing a ... USA
Last year, drivers from Slovakia paid almost €2 million in fines for illegal use of highways, according to the latest figures of the Interior Ministry. They registered over 25,000 cars on local highways without e-vignettes. The ministry, however, does not include foreign drivers in its statistics since it is unable to ... USA
A third-period goal from Peter Ceresnak propelled Slovakia past the Olympic Athletes from Russia 3-2, upsetting the gold-medal favorite to open the men's hockey tournament. An uncomfortable night in net for Vasili Koshechkin cost OAR midway through the third, when a delay of game gave Slovakia a ... USA
The Russian men's ice hockey team suffered a shocking defeat in its opening game at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, as it fell 3-2 to Slovakia at Gangneung Hockey Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Slovak defenseman Peter Ceresnak broke a 2-2 tie with 11:30 remaining in regulation by ... USA
The show's broadcaster, RTVS (Radio and Television Slovakia), believes both sides of the argument were not presented equally and the show favored those who believe a referendum should have been held 25 years ago that would have allowed the public to decide whether Czechoslovakia should be ... USA
The first eight-year grammar schools classrooms opened in Slovakia in 1995 as places for the most talented pupils. Students could opt to leave primary schools after five years, at the age of 11, for eight-year grammar schools. The studies enable pupils to develop their skills with a focus on a specific field, ... USA
KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV Slovakia celebrates after winning in the men's preliminary round ice hockey match between Slovakia and Olympic Athletes from Russia during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill ... USA
In the upcoming future, the Bratislava plant of German carmaker Volkswagen will start producing two new models: the new Audi Q8 and the third-generation Volkswagen Touareg. The preparations have already started and that is why some staffers were not at work at the weekends in January, after the ... USA
A picturesque old town in Slovakia is running a "love bank" where couples can go on Valentine's Day to deposit small, cherished tokens of their love. The lovers' vault, containing 100,000 tiny drawers, is in Banska Stiavnica's House of Marina, a museum celebrating the world's longest love poem. Marina ... USA
It was mostly out of my own despair and its twin, resignation - I signed up for a teaching job in Canada, and they assigned me to Slovakia. And I went, having no better idea what to do with my life. After I had been here for some time, a student named Paľo Bača invited me home to his apartment to meet his ... USA
After a disappointing start on February 10, Anastasiya Kuzmina won silver in an exciting pursuit race. Anastasiya Kuzmina thanks her fans after silver victory on February 12.(Source: SITA). Font size:A-|A+ 354. Despite having to do four extra rounds, Slovak biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina came second in the ... USA
BRATISLAVA -- Kia Motors produces about 1,400 new cars every working day in Zilina, a city in Slovakia's northern industrial heartland, but they all run on gasoline or diesel, increasingly seen as technology that will eventually be surpassed by electrification. Less than two hours away, PSA Group workers ... USA
The dropping unemployment rate and increase in private investments will positively influence Slovakia's economic growth, the European Commission predicts. In its interim winter economic forecast, it improved its original autumn growth prediction for this year by 2 percentage points, to 4 percent. Next year ... USA


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