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News digest: Independently managed arts fund now under SNS influence
Slovak startup's innovative solution, an unusual mountain chalet, and overview of ways to get to Croatia.

Slovak startup uses smart watch technology to identify heart failure
Non-invasive solution already being tested.

Ads selling sedative used for executions appear in Slovakia
Police warn of scam.

Going to Croatia? Here's the ins and outs of travelling by car, plane, train and bus
The quickest trip can be the cheapest.

History Talks: The unusual mountain chalet
Despite surviving the war, this hotel did not escape the clutches of communism.

Visitors must climb a ladder to reach this Slovak castle
Despite this, a trip to Starhrad is suitable for families.

News digest: House votes unanimously against stirring up hatred
Slovakia make it to the hockey quarterfinals, a record high number of working foreigners, and one American dad.

Slovakia advances to hockey quarterfinals
When and against whom will Slovakia play next at the championship?

Facebook deletes profile of Fico’s shooter
The version of more attackers presented by the minister might fall apart.

Viral video with Fico’s attacker made by a bodyguard
The police inspectorate still investigating the case.

First, he read Harry Potter in Slovak. Now, an American imports Slovak books to US
Joshua Datko actively pursues the language, history and traditions of his ancestors.

News digest: After Fico attack, MPs will reconvene, ready to attack rivals
Aggressive deputy speaker of parliament, best Bratislava views, and notorious embezzler's death.

Detained and charged, Fico's bow-tied attacker is a man of paradoxes
Government officials say that Juraj C. might not have acted alone.

Coalition leader Danko in trouble again, this time for petrol station incident
Assaulted customer reports the deputy speaker of parliament to the police.

One of the first Slovak oligarchs has died, aged 78
It took 18 years to serve justice in the embezzlement case Jozef Majský was involved in.

When it rains, they shower under the gutter. What is it like living in a centuries-old house?
The Horná Súča community helps the female duo.

After the attack: everyone in Slovakia is now deciding where we go next
What we know and where we go from here.

Wearing red overalls, adrenaline junkies can skywalk around Bratislava's UFO
Where to get the best views of the city from above.

News digest: Offers roll in from abroad to treat stricken Fico
Slovak hockey team scores another triumph, Slovak TikToker addresses anxiety and depression, and a night of art.

Who leads the country when the prime minister is incapacitated?
Robert Fico has previously entrusted the leadership of the government to his deputy prime ministers.

Influencer Ľubka Kováčik: The faith children have in me is scary
The TikTok influencer does not shy away from talking about her mental health problems.

Gothic Route to include more historical churches
This year it wants to present forgotten monuments to visitors.

Brooklyn-based pierogi restaurant has roots in Slovakia
A selection of short feel-good stories from Slovakia.

Weekend: Popular event offers best way to experience museums, galleries
Run up a tower and listen to a new Slovak post-rock album. Here's what to do during the weekend of May 17-19.

News digest: PM Fico's life remains in danger
Help save a Ukrainian school, birdwatching in eastern Slovakia, and another Slovak Matters edition.

Súpers are super: Winning and losing in Slovak
The Slovak language in the context of hockey.

Ukrainian school in Bratislava calls for donations to survive
UNICEF will no longer support the Ukrainian school.

Bird paradise in Senné is an outstanding destination for twitchers
New facility offers accommodation, binoculars and bike rental.

Statement of editors-in-chief on the Robert Fico attack
It is time for us to unite.

Slovak PM's attacker charged with revenge murder
The interior minister says that the BBC has spread lies about Fico. Hate has increased in Slovakia after the attack.

3 things to do in Bratislava for free in the next seven days
Looking for things to do in Bratislava? Visit student music festival Orfeus 2024 or set out on a trip to a forest park.

Slovakia News

Slovakia Inflation Rate Decrease in April

The annual inflation rate in Slovakia eased further for the fourteenth consecutive period to 2.1% in April, down from 2.3% in the previous month, data released from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) on Tuesday show.

Published: 
Thursday, May 16, 2024

Slovakia Industrial Output Tumbles in March

Industrial production in Slovakia tumbled 6.9% year-on-year in March from an upwardly revised 0.1% rise in the previous month, data from the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Friday.

Published: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Slovakia Retail Sales Growth Eases in March

Retail sales in Slovakia rose by 0.5% year-on-year in March, marking the third consecutive month of growth, although easing from a 5.3% gain in the previous month, data from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Tuesday.

Published: 
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Slovakia Business Confidence in April at 1-year High

The industrial confidence indicator in Slovakia increased by 6 points from a month earlier to -0.3 in April, a survey from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed.

Published: 
Thursday, May 2, 2024

Slovak Construction Output Drops at Softer Pace in February

Slovakia's construction output fell 0.4% year-on-year in February, easing sharply from a 10% decline in the previous month, data released by the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Thursday.

Published: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Kinstellar to Take Over Noerr in Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia

Noerr’s practices in Budapest, Bratislava, Bucharest and Prague are to be transferred to Kinstellar, the two law firms have announced.

Published: 
Saturday, April 13, 2024

Slovakia Business Morale Rises in March

The industrial confidence indicator in Slovakia increased by 3 points from a month earlier to -6.3 in March, data from the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed, marking the highest reading in three periods.

Published: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Slovak Construction Output Drops in January

Slovakia's construction output dropped 10% year-on-year in January, easing slightly from a revised 10.5% decline in December, which was the steepest fall in three years, figures from the Bratislava-based Central Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Tuesday.

Published: 
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Slovakia Industrial Output Eases in January

Industrial production in Slovakia slowed 3.6% year-on-year in January from a 4.9% rise in the previous month, the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR said in a statement on Friday.

Published: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Slovakia Retail Trade Rebounds in January

Retail sales in Slovakia grew 1.9% year-on-year in January, recovering from a downwardly revised 3.7% drop in the previous month, data from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistics Office (SÚSR) showed on Wednesday.

Published: 
Friday, March 8, 2024

Slovakia Real Wages Grow for 1st Time in 2 Years

The real wage in Slovakia grew 3.9 year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2023, marking the first growth since the fourth quarter of 2021, following a 0.6% fall in the previous period, figures released by the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed.

Published: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

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