SUMMARY-Friday-September 14, 2018 - 3 p.m.
14. septembra 2018 15:00
ZVOLEN - Costly reconstruction of CME-3 diesel locomotives for the Azerbaijan Railways, which were made in the late 1980s, lasted for almost five months, with the rail-carriage repair company ZOS Zvolen giving them a new face, completely reconstructing them and putting them into a viable, 100-percent functional condition.
BRATISLAVA - Almost 1,500 Slovak troops and members of the foreign armed forces are taking part in this year's largest international military exercise called Slovak Shield 2018, which began on Friday and will last until September 28, Defence Ministry reported on Friday.
BRATISLAVA - Year-on-year inflation in Slovakia amounted to 2.8 percent in August, with core inflation standing at 3.2 percent and net inflation at 3 percent, the Slovak Statistics Office reported on Friday.
BRATISLAVA - Consumer prices went up year-on-year by 2.8 percent total in August 2018, the Statistics Office reported on Friday.
BRATISLAVA - New orders in Slovak industry grew by 8.5 percent year-on-year in July 2018 to stand at €3.652 billion, the Statistics Office reported on Friday.
BRATISLAVA - The non-parliamentary party Progressive Slovakia (PS) will become a part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in November, TASR learnt on Friday.
BRATISLAVA - More and more Slovak households have internet connection every year, with the proportion amounting to 80 percent last year, according to the most recent data of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat).
PRAGUE - Czech police apprehended a radical Slovak Muslim man, who had chemicals along with manuals on how to produce a bomb at his flat, Czech news website iDNES.cz reported on Friday.
BRATISLAVA - Even though the governing coalition torpedoes any effort to make the constitutional legislation governing the conflict of interest more stringent, it also attempts to make people believe that issues of gifts and lobbying will be addressed by the MP code of ethics, claims the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party, which levels criticism at the proposed code of ethics.
BRATISLAVA - The junior governing Slovak National Party (SNS) will have a total of nearly 5,000 candidates in the local elections set to be held in November, TASR learnt on Friday.