An extraordinary shareholders meeting of the Slovak power utility Slovenské Elektrárne failed again to approve a new budget for the completion of the third and fourth units of the Nuclear Power Plant Mochovce (EMO). Putting off the approval process further may cause additional delays and increased project costs. Completion of the third and fourth units of the Nuclear Power Plant Mochovce will eventually cost €3.8 billion.
17.5.2013 14:49 pridal:
The International Rating Agency Fitch confirmed that it has evaluated the credit rating of Slovakia at A+. The outlook of the rating is stable. At the same time the agency has confirmed the ceiling rating of Slovakia at the level of AAA. Fitch claims that confirmation of this rating reflects the fact that since the beginning of the global financial crisis in the years 2008 – 2009, Slovak economy belongs to one of the best ones in the eurozone and in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
16.5.2013 14:39 pridal:
A new game of chance will originate in Slovakia. On Wednesday the Parliament supported an indirect change in the law on gambling and an amendment to the Customs Act, under which a so-called new state lottery would be created, a lottery of cash receipts.
16.5.2013 14:38 pridal:
At the end of January, the Slovak Parliamentary Foreign Committee sent an official letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton to enquire about the state of negotiations between the EU and China regarding the persecution of Falun Gong movement members. However, to this day, High Representative Ashton has not replied to this request.
16.5.2013 14:37 pridal:
The Cabinet of Robert Fico approved a draft package called Economic Policy Measures to Support Economic Growth, aiming to help economic growth. Financial resources to carry out these measures are quite limited, stated Economy Minister Tomaš Malatinský.
16.5.2013 14:36 pridal:
The annual growth of the Slovak economy in the first quarter of this year slowed down slightly from 0.7% to 0.6%, according to preliminary data from the Slovak Statistics Office.
15.5.2013 14:25 pridal:
The biggest fear of Slovak citizens is losing their jobs with 58 percent of them saying so in a survey done by the agency Gfk. Health comes second with 52%, followed by a mixture of financial and personal worries such as inflation, splitting with a partner, and even death.
15.5.2013 14:24 pridal:
The timber processor Smrecina Hofatex in Banská Bystrica whose restructuring receiver filed for bankruptcy last week, stopped its production on Tuesday. Suppliers are taking unpaid raw materials from the plant while workers of the local electricity distributor Stredoslovenska energetika came to disconnect the factory from electricity.
15.5.2013 14:23 pridal:
Inflation continued to decelerate in April to 1.7 percent year-on-year, according to the Slovak Statistics Office. The fastest growing prices in annual terms were recorded in education by 7 percent, and food and non-alcoholic beverages by 4.1 percent. Prices dropped only in transport by 1.7 percent.
15.5.2013 14:22 pridal:
Slovakia defeated USA 4-1 in the last match of the group and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Ice Hockey World Championships.
14.5.2013 14:12 pridal:
piatok 24. mája 2013 ■ Meniny má Ela, zajtra Urban