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Government approves law on permanent kurzarbeit

Government approves law on permanent kurzarbeit

Slovakia will have legislation on permanent kurzarbeit (short-time work). This follows from the draft law on support during short-time work tabled by the Labour Ministry, which the government approved on Wednesday and sent to Parliament for further discussion.

Talks on replacing Healthcare Minister continue

Talks on replacing Healthcare Minister continue

Economy Minister Richard Sulík (Freedom and Solidarity) stated on Wednesday that he is willing to take charge of the Health Ministry, claiming that he proposed to Prime Minister Igor Matovič (OĽaNO) to ...

Government passes amendment to state citizenship act

Government passes amendment to state citizenship act

The Government on Wednesday approved an amendment to the State Citizenship Act according to which Slovaks who acquire citizenship of another country will no longer have to be deprived of their Slovak c ...

Measures to fight epidemic worth €4.6bn last year

Measures to fight epidemic worth €4.6bn last year

The Slovak Government took economic steps worth a total of €4.6 billion, or 5.1 percent of GDP, in combating the coronavirus pandemic last year, with the biggest portion going to direct aid, according to a preliminary estimate published by the Finance Ministry's Financial Policy Institute on Monday.

Unemployment rate up January

Unemployment rate up January

The registered unemployment rate in Slovakia rose to 7.81% in January, increasing by 0.24 percentage points (p.p.) month-on-month and by 2.83 p.p. in yearly terms, the Labour, Social Affairs and the Fa ...

EC sues Slovakia for polluted air

EC sues Slovakia for polluted air

The European Commission has filed a lawsuit against Slovakia with the Court of Justice of the European Union for exceeding the limit for particulate matter and for the fact that the country has failed to adopt appropriate measures aimed at improving air quality.

EC economic forecast for Slovakia

EC economic forecast for Slovakia

The rollout of vaccination against COVID-19 and the gradual easing of pandemic-related restrictions should enable Slovakia's economic growth to rebound quickly in the second half of this year, bringing ...

Unusual foreign trade surplus surprises analysts

Unusual foreign trade surplus surprises analysts

Both Slovakia's exports and imports rose more significantly on an annual basis in December than for any month since January 2019, with foreign trade posting a surplus in December for the first time sin ...