SUMMARY-Friday-November 8, 2019 - 10 p.m.
8. novembra 2019 22:00
TREBISOV - Vets have given a green light as of Friday to the sale of pigs among private individuals in areas in eastern Slovakia where the African swine fever virus emerged for the first time in the summer, but no new case apart from wild boars has been reported recently.
BRATISLAVA - It's necessary to set up a fair system in digital taxation, MEPs Robert Hajsel (Smer-SD), Martin Hojsik (Progressive Slovakia/PS) and Ivan Stefanec (Christian Democrats/KDH) agreed at an event dedicated to the current European issues organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia (AmCham), Euractiv Slovakia and the Republican Union of Employers (RUZ) on Friday.
BRATISLAVA - Slovakia's Justice Ministry hasn't approached the Court of Justice of the European Union to announce that it wouldn't comment on the Istanbul Convention, as "such a step isn't generally carried out in such proceedings".
BRATISLAVA - Had a general election taken place in Slovakia at the turn of October and November, it would have been won by the current main governing party Smer-SD on 22.8 percent, with the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) runner-up on 12.9 percent and the Progressive Slovakia (PS)-Together coalition third on 11.8 percent, according to the results of an Actly agency poll conducted for public-service Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) between October 15-November 3, TASR learnt from RTVS spokesperson Erika Rusnakova.
BRATISLAVA - Employers association Klub 500 called upon lawmakers to vote down the bill introducing a special levy for selected financial institutions, TASR learnt on Friday.
BEIJING - Slovak companies are more viable than businesses in larger countries as they have to adapt more to the global market given the size of Slovakia, head of strategic projects of the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) Milan Gavlak said on Friday at a meeting of Slovak and Chinese entrepreneurs at the Beijing-based innovation hub Innoway, adding that together with Chinese companies, Slovak entrepreneurs can create a tandem that can be successful not only in China but also beyond its borders.
KOSICE - The judiciary, corruption and bureaucracy are priority issues that the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) election programme aims to tackle, SaS chair Richard Sulik stated at a press conference in Kosice on Friday.
BRATISLAVA - At the invitation of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Slovak head of state Zuzana Caputova will attend the celebrations of 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday, November 9, TASR learnt from president's spokesperson Martin Strizinec on Friday.
BRATISLAVA - Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution both in Bratislava and Prague on November 17, TASR learnt from the Government Office press department on Friday.
BRATISLAVA - The formula to calculate minimum pension rate in Slovakia is about to change under the amendment to the Social Insurance Act, signed into law by President Zuzana Caputova on Friday.
BRATISLAVA - President Zuzana Caputova has vetoed two bills on Friday, namely an amendment to the Public Procurement Act and an amendment to the Substitute Alimony Act, proposing that MPs should delete a number of the changes adopted.