21/09/2005 - The OECD will publish its latest economic survey of the Slovak Republic, including a special study on the labour market, on Monday 26 September 2005.
The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 11.00 a.m. Paris time (09:00 GMT) for immediate release.
A Policy Brief with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/slovakia You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.
A press conference presented by Ivan Miklos, Deputy-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic and by Val Koromzay, OECD Economics Department Director, will take place at 14.00 pm on 26 September, 2005 at Miestodrzitelsky palac in Bratislava. For further information about the press conference, journalists are invited to contact the Slovak Finance Ministry Press Department; tel: 00421/2/5958 2208.
The publication is divided into the following chapters:
Assessment and recommendations
Key economic challenges facing Slovakia
Policies to smooth the path to Euro area accession
Policies to boost job creation and improve labour mobility
Improving conditions for innovation and growth
Building a model public sector
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, four hours ahead of release time. For journalists in Asia/Pacific time zones such advance access is allowed 12 hours ahead of release time.
The study will be sent to journalists by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent to Luisa Constanza in the OECD’s Media Relations Division.