The fifth-year finals of the Economics Olympiad took place on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the Hotel Devín in Bratislava, where we got to know the names of the three best young economists from all over Slovakia.
The number of health professionals is a globally discussed issue. The WHO expects 18 million missing health professionals by 2030, mainly in lower- and middle-income countries. Two out of five active doctors in the United States will be 65 years of age or older in the next decade.
Last July, the European Commission presented a proposal for a directive aimed at reforming the taxation of energy products and electricity. This proposal is part of the European Union’s (EU) efforts to reduce emissions and air pollution.
Teachers’ salaries are a topic every year. This time, however, it is different. In addition to internal arguments about the state of education, external developments – inflation and the public deficit – also play an important role.
In Slovakia, we need more alternatives, more private schools to help all children. Especially in a situation where we have 2.6% of children attending private primary schools.
For Slovakia, in particular, as the extremely strong generation of “Husák’s children”* does not have a sufficient population replacement and will start to put a major strain on the health and pension systems in the coming decades.
The European Commission is preparing a new regulation of internet companies called the Digital Markets Act (DMA). It is supposed to require or prohibit a number of activities from platforms, all under the slogan: “more fair, competitive and innovative business on the internet”.
Amazon is not only a large retailer, but also the creator of the digital marketplace. And on that marketplace, it allows other sellers to sell for a fee. And it also allows those who are interested to do something extra.
Last year, the European Commission came up with proposals to regulate digital services in the form of the Digital Markets Act, which has the potential to significantly change the way the internet works in the EU. We have, therefore, covered this topic more extensively and in more depth in two analyses.