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INSTEAD OF SUPPORT IN THE CRISIS PERIOD, THE GOVERNMENT IS PUSHING EMPLOYERS INTO A CORNER WITH ADDITIONAL BURDENS AND TAXES

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Employers associated with the National Union of Employers (NUE), the Association of Employers' Unions and Associations of the Slovak Republic (AZZZ), the Association of Industrial Unions and Transport (APZD), as well as the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic (AmCham) sharply criticized the intention of the coalition deputies from the OĽANO side to taxation of selected enterprises.

COMPANIES URGENTLY NEED A GAME CHANGING EU SOLUTION ON ENERGY AND EFFECTIVE POLICIES TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS

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Today, the Presidents of BusinessEurope’s 40 member federations gathered in Stockholm at the invitation of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. They presented their priorities for the future Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union to Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Minister for European Affairs Jessika Roswall. They also discussed how the EU should support industry during the energy crisis while preserving the Single Market with Commissioner Thierry Breton.

Employers criticize other parliamentary proposals, created without discussion

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Members of Parliament have already moved several parliamentary proposals to the second reading, which fundamentally increase the tax and levy burden on employers and will have significant negative impacts on domestic businesses. Proposals continue to be created behind closed doors and without professional discussion with employers. The largest employers' unions and organizations criticize this procedure and request the withdrawal of proposals.

AdultLearningROSK projekt starts!

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Lifelong learning
Employers associated with the National Union of Employers (NUE) have joined forces with social partners from Romania and other international organizations. The international project "Challenges from the time of the pandemic: lifelong learning in Slovakia and Romania," - AdultLearningROSK will help businesses and their employees learn from the pandemic experience and thus better prepare for the future.

Unacceptable for the employers: MPs want to raise taxes without any discussion

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On August 26, 2022, with almost 100 other draft laws, an amendment to the Act on a special levy from businesses in regulated industries was submitted to the National Assembly of the Slovak Republic, which MP Milan Vetrák submitted. From the point of view of employers, the amendment belongs to the draft laws with the worst impact on the business environment, which under no circumstances should be proposed in the form of a parliamentary proposal but should be submitted to a regular legislative process that allows for the evaluation of its short-term and long-term impacts on the economy and society.

Employers are again asking parliamentary party leaders to stop legislative anarchy

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Employers associated with the National Union of Employers are calling on the coalition and opposition parties to stop the legislative anarchy in the form of several parliamentary proposals that significantly harm the business environment. The companies are asking the leaders of the parliamentary parties that all these proposals should be withdrawn at the current meeting of the National Council of the Slovak Republic.

The purchase of energy and gas is a complete lottery - employers call on the government to present a crisis plan for solutions as soon as possible

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Employers associated with the National Union of Employers (NUE) demand that the government adopts a comprehensive plan to help the Slovak industry as quickly as possible in connection with the energy crisis. They point out that the consequences of massive energy price increases are felt by all sectors, and without the immediate adoption of systemic measures, the following months will be fatal for many businesses. According to them, limiting production, suspending production, closing operations, and mass layoffs may soon become a reality in Slovakia.

Experts of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, visited Bratislava to participate in the brainstorming workshop

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On the 13th of September 2022, experts of the Norwegian partner of the project - the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), visited Bratislava to participate in the brainstorming workshop organized by the NUE in their headquarters.

We are calling on members of parliament to postpone the deadline for mandatory reporting of partners' data to the commercial register

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Employers associated in the National Union of Employers (NUE) call on the coalition deputies to postpone the obligation to report the identification data of partners to the commercial register to a later date. The addition of data was supposed to happen automatically, but due to the state's error, thousands of shareholders and partners are forced to submit to the commercial register, which causes unnecessary financial, administrative and time costs for entrepreneurs and the state itself.

Employers sound the alarm: the coalition crisis has become another pretext for parliamentary anarchy

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Taxation of oil, restrictions on the sale of certain goods, or several changes in the area of taxes - are just some of the points of the upcoming meeting of the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NR SR). Employers associated with the National Union of Employers (NUE) have identified up to a hundred different bills that will directly impact the business environment. They draw attention to further circumvention of the regular legislative process, which confirms that draft laws are introduced without discussion, literally at the last moment, primarily from coalition MPs.

The amendment to the law will significantly affect the family budgets of low-income groups of the population

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It will negatively affect the most vulnerable groups of the Slovak population and cut even more from family budgets at a time of extreme inflation - this is how employers, associated in the National Union ofEmployers (NUE), assess the latest amendment to the law from the Ministry of Health's workshop. In this context, they call on the government to start a professional discussion with social partners before adopting it and thus prevent negative impacts on Slovak households in times of crisis.

Next year, the minimum wage will increase beyond the scope of the law

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For the first time in history, the social partners reached a joint agreement, taking into account the current situation and the significant increase in inflation, according to them, the proposed rate should help eliminate negative impacts on Slovak households.