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How Slovakia Can Balance Trade, Even With Those Pesky Chinese

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The Slovak Economy Ministry has encouraged a change of course in policy toward China to balance the Slovak-Chinese trade deficit. According to a recent report by TASR, 7% of Slovak imports come from China, while only 2.5% of Slovak exports go to China. The reason the Slovak-Chinese balance of trade is lopsided, is because the [...]

English Stand-up Comedy – Joke’s On You, Satori Stage (BA), 8 April

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Joke’s On You is back with another show and another new line up introducing new comedians to the Bratislava English comedy scene! So come on down to SATORI STAGE and join us for a night of laughs and fun! Your host for the night: Siavash The line up: Matej Adamy Jack Holmes Hanna Evensen Okello Dunkley Vrana Amer [...]

Internations Dinner and Fashion Show Events, January

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InterNations Bratislava starts off 2017 with an Exclusive DinnerNations evening on 24th January -FLAVORS OF ASIA at Green Buddha Restaurant. Enjoy an incredible 5 course gourmet menu exclusively prepared by the Chef for InterNations Bratislava. Complete details of the 5 course menu will be available at the event. Note: Please let us know your food preferences – seafood, [...]

SARIO Business Summary for January 2017

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TAXES The number of Slovak companies seated in tax havens keeps growing. According to the consulting company Bisnode Slovensko, it has more than tripled since 2005. Ten years ago, over 1,500 Slovak companies were registered in tax havens compared with the current 4,700. E-MOBILITY Slovaks are gradually developing an appetite for electric vehicles. Over the [...]

Halloween Camp 2016 in Bratislava

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British International School Bratislava and Expert European Linguistics, s.r.o. are inviting students of ages 3-15 years to Halloween Camp 2016 that will take place at Peknikova site during the autumn break from the 31st October to the 4th November 2016. The Halloween Camp is organized as a daily camp at the BIS premises and offers [...]

Slovakia Eyes Post-Brexit UK Car Industry

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Car industry giant Slovakia is showcasing itself as a global centre for auto assembly during its EU presidency amidst warnings by foreign car firms they may leave the UK in the event of a hard Brexit. Slovakia is a global centre for auto assembly, a former Cold War powerhouse for tank-building turned home to major plants for South [...]

WIZZ AIR Celebrates in Kosice

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Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has just stepped into the 4th year of its presence in Kosice and today celebrates a major milestone of carrying 444,444 passengers on its Kosice routes. The first WIZZ flight took off from Kosice in September 2013 and after two years of successful operations, the [...]

Slovak Investment Agency (SARIO) News Briefs

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Economy Economic freedom in Slovakia is improving. This is according to the ranking in the Index of Economic Freedom compiled by nearly a hundred NGOs from around the world led by the Canadian Fraser Institute. Slovakia placed at the 39th place among 159 countries in this ranking. Tourism The number of tourists in Slovakia is [...]

Media Freedom Protests as Hungary’s Largest Newspaper Closes

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Hungary’s largest broadsheet newspaper Népszabadság has stopped publication, with journalists and the opposition alleging government pressure. About 2,000 demonstrators gathered outside the national parliament yesterday (9 October) to protest against the move. Népszabadság is a leading centre-left daily. It is independent, but tends to support the left-leaning political opposition. Journalists said it was a “coup” [...]

Corporate Criminal Liability Affects Everyone, Even Your Company

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The impact of Act No. 91/2016 Coll. concerning criminal liability of legal entities on business environment is being underestimated. If the topic is interesting at all, most people accept the prevailing opinion that this is just another bureaucratic law that will hardly have any effect, not to say real impact (such as the law on [...]

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