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Putin's war gets the worst out of Fico
The war also affects us.

News digest: Explaining PM Fico's fear inducing words about Paris meeting
Slovak NHL player's contract terminated over video, Ukrainian graphic designer makes a war poster a day, and how Ukrainians feel in Slovakia.

Explainer: Will Slovak soldiers fight in Ukraine? Why Fico is lying about Paris summit
More than 20 leaders will meet in Paris on Monday.

Slovak-Malian couple has trouble living together, blames Slovak embassy in Kenya
The embassy considers the marriage expedient.

Slovak NHL player's contract terminated after controversial Instagram video
He won't be participating in matches ahead of May World Championship.

What can Slovakia learn from Lithuania, Romania and Poland?
A good strategy for business service centres would be a start, says expert Peter Rusiňák.

Last Week: Fico offers cold comfort to Ukraine, two years into Russia’s aggression
The prime minister denies that Slovakia has territorial claims on Ukraine, but still talks of ‘neo-Nazis’.

Slovaks and Ukrainians go to Norway to earn money. Russians go to Ukraine to kill
Bratislava-based Ukrainian artist Mykola Kovalenko on childhood in the Soviet Union, Russian people, war and the Slovak capital.

News digest: SaS calls for Navalny death probe, queries Slovak foreign policy
Slovak hydro plants break production record, where to spend spring break, and a recent presidential poll

Report: EU to lift sanctions against pro-Russian Slovak Jozef Hambálek
Some additional Russian businessmen will no longer be subject to sanctions.

Slovak hydroelectric plants achieve record-breaking performance
Their January output was the highest in the last 25 years.

Weekend: What to do over spring break? Put helmet on and walk in mine tunnel
Pioneer of Japanese hip-hop in Trnava, curiosity market. Here's what to do during the weekend of February 23-25.

Slovak romance goes global as New York Times reports on famous attraction
A selection of short feel-good stories from Slovakia.

News digest: Fico to "hijack" Slovakia's intelligence agency, opposition says
Justice Ministry scraps support for human rights initiatives, where to decompress in Bratislava at the weekend, and a quake reported from eastern Slovakia.

Top 10 events in Bratislava for foreigners
Tips for events between February 25 and March 2.

Mild earthquake strikes in eastern Slovakia
The earthquake had a magnitude of 3.0.

Dangerous Asian tiger mosquito already home in Bratislava
It can transmit dozens of different viruses.

Justice Ministry axes support for human rights projects
The government is trying to eliminate democracy, opposition MPs say.

3 things to do in Bratislava for free in the next seven days
Searching for Bratislava activities on a budget? Visit a Choral festival or a Concert for Ukraine, where will perform the representative of Ukraine on Eurovision.

Slovakia as Mexico of Europe? China-based Slovak winery manager thinks the country should go for it
China in big trouble, says Maroš Breda.

News digest: Premier skips minute of silence for Kuciak, instead sharing conspiracy theory
Slovakia joins mine clearance coalition, accommodation subsidies for Ukrainian refugees cut, ING Hubs Slovakia CEO.

Yes, a Dutch surgeon oversees ING’s Bratislava service centre
ING Hubs Slovakia CEO Arnout Bloys van Treslong on running a service centre with more than a thousand workers, mistakes, and why the studied surgeon prefers ING to medicine.

Kuciak case: What prosecutors have said in their appeal to the Supreme Court
Date for hearing yet to be set.

Slovakia marks Kuciak anniversary, coalition ignores it, and Fico blames opposition for killed journalist
Smer keeps up attacks on journalists.

Ashtray with oldest depiction in Central Europe of two-wheeled cart with sled on display
New Michalovce exhibition shows regional history.

Driving and parking in Old Town centre to change
Move aims to protect pedestrians and prevent pavement damage.

Fraud in a butterfly
By dint of huge effort, I managed to make up for my bad behaviour - with everyone but the ball organiser, that is.

We’ll never be silent. We have a commitment to Ján Kuciak
A joint statement by editors-in-chief.

News digest: Minister's plan to rewrite whistleblowing bill again
A new poll on the presidential election, an old house that attracts tourists, and an unbelievable family story that involves an old trunk.

It hardly changed its original form. The house from the cult 1958 Slovak film still attracts people.
Almost 70 years ago, a small village in central Slovakia was transformed into the film village of Glogovo.

Pellegrini can’t be sure he will win election race, poll shows
Andrej Danko, another coalition leader and presidential candidate, is struggling in the polls.

Are Slovaks losing investment literacy?
The Investment Literacy Index shows a decline in Slovakia. Also due to Covid-19.

Slovakia News

Slovakia Industrial Output Slows on Year in December 

Industrial production in Slovakia fell 0.1% year-on-year in December, slowing from a 1.9% fall in the previous month, the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) said in a statement on Friday.

Published: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Slovakia Trade Deficit Narrows Sharply

Slovakia's trade deficit shrank to EUR 258 million in December 2023, from EUR 1,326.4 million in the same month a year earlier, preliminary estimates from the statistics agency on Thursday show.

Published: 
Monday, February 12, 2024

Slovakia Construction Output Rises in November

Slovakia's construction output increased 6.9% year-on-year in November from a 5% rise in the previous month, data from the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) on Thursday show.

Published: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Slovakia Industrial Output Shrinks in November

Industrial production in Slovakia fell 1.9% year-on-year in November, reversing from a 4.3% growth in the previous month, figures released by the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Wednesday.

Published: 
Friday, January 12, 2024

Slovakia Inflation Rate at Near 2-year Low in November

Slovakia's annual inflation rate eased for the ninth consecutive month to 6.2% in November, down from an annual 7.1% in the previous month, data from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Thursday.

Published: 
Monday, December 18, 2023

Slovak Construction Output Growth Eases in October

Slovakia's construction output growth eased to 5% year-on-year in October, down from September's seven-month high of 6%, data from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Tuesday.

Published: 
Thursday, December 14, 2023

Slovakia Industrial Output Recovers in October

Industrial production in Slovakia advanced 4.3% year-on-year in October, recovering from a downwardly revised 0.2% fall in September, the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) said in a statement on Monday.

Published: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Slovak Retail Trade Shrinks Marginally in October

Slovakia's retail sales fell by 0.2% year-on-year in October, easing from a 5.4% plunge in the prior month, figures from the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Wednesday.

Published: 
Friday, December 8, 2023

Slovakia Q3 GDP Growth Confirmed at 1.1%

Slovakia's economic advanced by 1.1% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2023, matching preliminary estimates, and following a 1.5% growth in the previous three-month period, the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) announced on Tuesday.

Published: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023

Slovakia Business Confidence Rises in November

The industrial confidence indicator in Slovakia increased by 4 points from a month earlier to -6 in November, marking the highest reading in three months, survey data from the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Wednesday.

Published: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Slovakia Jobless Rate Edges Down in October

Slovakia's unemployment rate dropped to 5.1% in October from 5.9% in the same period of 2022, data from the Ministry of Labor, Social, Affairs and Family (ÚpsVar) on Monday show.

Published: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Slovakia Extending Border Controls With Hungary

Earlier this week, Slovakia's government approved keeping temporary controls on its border with Hungary until December 23.

Published: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Slovak Truckers Protest at Ukraine Border

Slovak truckers staged a brief symbolic blockage of the country’s main crossing with Ukraine on Thursday but threatened a full blockade in the near future to support Polish calls for restrictions on the number of Ukrainian trucks entering the European Union.

Published: 
Friday, November 17, 2023

Slovakia Construction Output Jumps in September

Construction output in Slovakia rose 6% year-on-year in September, up from a 4% increase in the previous month, data from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Monday.

Published: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Slovakia Industrial Output Shrinks in September

Industrial production in Slovakia fell by 0.6% year-on-year in September, following a 21-month high of 4.6% growth in August, the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) said on Friday.

Published: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Slovakia Retail Trade Falls in September

Retail sales in Slovakia shrank 5.4% year-on-year in September, slipping further from a 2.1% decrease in the previous month, figures from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Wednesday.

Published: 
Friday, November 10, 2023

Slovakia Business Morale Deteriorates in September

The industrial confidence indicator in Slovakia dropped by 0.7 points from the previous month to -10 in October, marking the sixth consecutive month of negative readings, survey data from the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Monday.

Published: 
Thursday, November 2, 2023

Slovakia Inflation Rate Eases Further in September

The annual inflation rate in Slovakia eased to 8.2% in September from 8.9% in August, data released by the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Friday.

Published: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Slovakia Construction Growth Accelerates in August

Construction output in Slovakia expanded 4% year-on-year in August, following a 2.8% gain in the previous month, figures from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) on Wednesday show.

Published: 
Friday, October 13, 2023

Slovakia Industrial Output Rebounds in August

Industrial production in Slovakia grew 4.6% year-on-year in August, shifting from a 5.3% contraction in the previous month, figures from the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Tuesday.

Published: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Slovak Retail Trade Shrinks Less in August

Retail sales in Slovakia fell by 2.1% year-on-year in August, easing from a 4.4% plunge in the prior month, data released by the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Wednesday.

Published: 
Friday, October 6, 2023

Slovakia Business Mood Down, Consumer Mood up in Sep

Overall confidence in the Slovak economy did not change significantly month-on-month, despite its decline in industry, construction, and trade, data from the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Thursday.

Published: 
Monday, October 2, 2023

Slovakia Inflation Rate Slows Further in August

The annual inflation rate in Slovakia slowed to 8.9% in August from 9.7% in the previous month, data from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Thursday.

Published: 
Monday, September 18, 2023

Slovak Construction Output Grows in July 

Construction output in Slovakia grew 3% year-on-year in July, following a 2.3% gain in the previous month, data from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Tuesday. It was the highest reading since February,

Published: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023

Slovak Industrial Output Shrinks in July

Industrial production in Slovakia shrank 5.3% year-on-year in July, shifting from a 3.6% increase in the previous month, the Bratislava-based Central Statistical Office (SÚSR) said on Monday.

Published: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Slovakia Retail Sales Drop Less in July

Retail sales in Slovakia decreased 4.4% year-on-year in July, marking the sixth consecutive period of falling activity but easing from a 5.1% plunge in June, figures released by the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) on Wednesday show.

Published: 
Friday, September 8, 2023

Slovak Q2 GDP Growth Matches Forecasts

Slovakia's gross domestic product (GDP) was confirmed at 1.5% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2023, the highest reading in five quarters, following a 1% growth in the previous period, data from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed.

Published: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Slovakia Business Morale Less Negative in August

The industrial confidence indicator in Slovakia increased by 11.7 points from the previous month to -2.7 in August, a survey released from the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) on Wednesday show.

Published: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

Slovak Economy Q2 Growth Faster Than Forecasted

Slovakia's economy expanded 1.5% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2023, surpassing market forecasts and the previous quarter's growth rate of 1%, a preliminary estimate from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Tuesday.

Published: 
Thursday, August 17, 2023

Slovakia Inflation Eases Below 10% in July

The annual inflation rate in Slovakia eased for the fifth month to 9.7% in July from 10.8% in the previous month, figures from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) on Monday show.

Published: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2023