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Slovakia: Subsidy for shortened work paid by the state

June 2021 – On 4 May 2021 the Slovak parliament adopted Act No. 215/2021 on compensation for shortened work, widely known as Kurzarbeit (the “Act”). The Act aims to ensure that the state will partially compensate employer costs for employee wage...

Court hearings in Slovakia during the pandemic and after

May 2021 – The Covid-19 pandemic has created uncertainty in many areas, and this includes the schedule of court hearings. During the first wave of the pandemic, Slovak courts in most of the cases cancelled scheduled hearings or suspended them to a later...

Peter Kováč contributes to a publication entitled "Urgent Medical Care – Prehospital and Hospital – for Adults and Children"

March 2021 – Peter Kováč, Of Counsel in Kinstellar's Bratislava office, has contributed to a publication entitled "Urgent Medical Care – Prehospital and Hospital – for Adults and Children". The team of authors was led by Viliam Dobiáš, President...

Peter Kováč contributes to a study on the EU Member States’ rules on health data in the light of GDPR

March 2021 – Peter Kováč, Of Counsel in the Bratislava office, has contributed to a study on the EU Member States’ rules on health data in the light of GDPR. A series of workshops was held in the first half of 2020 with the participation of representatives...

Slovakia: Slovak Prosecutor General challenges exemptions granted by Public Health Authority decrees

January 2021 – Slovakia’s Prosecutor General, Maroš Žilinka, has filed a prosecutor's protest against parts of two decrees of the Public Health Authority (decree No. 67/2020 dated 27 December 2020 and decree No. 7/2021 dated 10 January 2021) concerning...

Updated Overview of the 5G Auctions in Central and Eastern Europe

December 2020 – The introduction of 5G networks will bring significant changes to the telecommunications market. Not only will the technology open up a wide range of new possibilities in a variety of sectors (including manufacturing, health, energy...

Slovakia: Update to rent subsidies paid by the state

November 2020 – It has been four months since the launch of rental subsidies in Slovakia. The Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic has to date registered approximately 25,000 applications and has paid out a total of EUR 25 million.

Slovakia: Important changes to the Commercial Code

October 2020 – A major amendment to Slovak Act No. 513/1991 Coll. Commercial Code (the “Commercial Code”) and related legislation entered into force on 1 October 2020. Below we provide a summary of key changes that may affect many entities carrying...

Slovakia: Rent subsidies paid by the state

17 June 2020 – On 9 June 2020 the Slovak parliament adopted Act No. 155/2020 Coll., amending Act No. 71/2013 Coll. on the provision of subsidies within the competence of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic (the “Act”), based on which...

Slovakia: Short-term traveling from and to the Slovak Republic

28 May 2020 – The Slovak Republic has adopted measures enabling short-term travel to and from the country effective 27 May 2020. Slovak residents (permanent or temporary) may now travel to eight countries (Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria...