22/11/2010 - The OECD’s latest economic survey of the Slovak Republic, to be published on Thursday 25 November 2010, looks at how the global recession impacted the country’s trade-dependent economy, as well as factors that have boosted recovery at an above average pace. The report details urgent labor and fiscal policy reforms and underlines the need to improve health care and set the stage for green growth.
The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 14:00 Paris time (13.00 GMT) for immediate release.
A news conference with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Slovak Republic Finance Minister Ivan Miklos will be held at 14:00 the same day at the Congress Hall, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hlboká cesta 2, Bratislava 81104.
A second event, marking the 10 years since the Slovak Republic’s accession to the OECD, will be held the same day, also at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 09:00 a.m. Participants will include Slovak Republic Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikuláš Dzurinda and Mr Gurría.
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.
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.
The study will be sent 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 by e-mail to email@example.com.
Journalists wishing to attend should contact Martina Brychtová, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, tel. +421 (0)2 5978 3864, or firstname.lastname@example.org.