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AmCham in the Media - February 2021

As we do every month, we would like to inform you about some of the most important AmCham media appearances.   

On February 2, an article was published in DenníkE daily about work-life balance, the nature of work and working conditions of people employed by business centers in Slovakia, sharing their experience with corporate culture and home office.

On February 2, The Slovak Spectator portal published an article taken from AmCham Connection magazine, written by Pavol Šajgalík, that The future of education starts now.

Ronald Blasko joined TREND weekly Barometer twice. On February 2 (print) he assessed how the Government launched the "Vaccine is Freedom" vaccination campaign and on February 22 he expressed his views on whether the government should tax property and consumption more as part of the planned tax and levy reform.

On February 4, TREND weekly published an article (print and online version) as the topic of the issue that salaries in Slovakia are growing faster than productivity, where Peter Rusiňák from AmCham BSCF was also commenting about the reasons.

On February 4, Peter Rusiňák was a guest of the discussion journalistic program Analyzes and Trends in TA3 television, where he touch-based on the current situation of the shared services sector in Slovakia, mentioning also trends and expectations in a discussion with Viliam Páleník.

An article was published in DennikN daily (print and online) on February 5 about the new law on critical infrastructure, which was criticized by several employers' associations, including AmCham.

AmCham supports the call for solutions to return children back to school. More than 30 employer associations and organizations dedicated to children's education have already signed up to the call ‘Dajme prednosť školám’ (Let's give preference to schools) for solutions to return children to school. On February 10 several media informed about it: DennikN, obecne-noviny.sk, skolske.sk, trend.sk, domov.sme.sk, teraz.sk, aktualne-spravy.eu.

In February, The Slovak Spectator brought a series of online articles about the shared service industry in Slovakia, quoting Peter Rusiňák, AmCham BSCF coordinator:

  • The pandemic drives appetite for automation and robotization (February 4)

  • Favorable business environment creates competitive business centers (February 8)

  • The worst of pandemic politics in Slovakia now on display (February 8)

  • BUSINESS FOCUS: Business service sector shows resiliency to pandemic crisis (February 12)

  • Don’t overlook in-house talent (February 23)

Hospodársky noviny and finweb.hnonline.sk published an extended interview with Róbert Šimončič, SARIO managing director, who previously served as President of the Board of AmCham Slovakia.

Ronald Blaško wrote On February 26 a commentary to sme.sk about leadership, outlining that the country is not a company, but successful leaders are somewhat similar.