Slovak Republic


9-February-2009

English

The financial and economic crisis and the OECD strategic response

At a meeting with Slovak Economists, Mr. Gurría underlined that the OECD has developed a strategic response to deal with the current situation, while at the same time addressing the interaction between different policy actions in our economies.

9-February-2009

English

Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic 2009: Key Challenges

The Slovak economy has enjoyed a stellar performance in recent years, growing significantly faster than other OECD economies. However, the economy is now facing a major slowdown reflecting the headwinds from the global economy.

9-February-2009

English

Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic 2009: Achieving fiscal flexibility and safeguarding sustainability

Euro area entry calls for more fiscal flexibility to absorb cyclical shocks that cannot be dealt with by the common monetary policy. At the same time fiscal consolidation must not be put at risk, especially given rising ageing related costs.

9-February-2009

English

Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic 2009: Raising flexibility during the catch-up phase

As in other catch-up countries inflation is likely to stay high going forward due to nominal convergence. To better cope with the risk of a too rapid pick up of wages, three main areas for improvement are discussed in this chapter.

9-February-2009

English

Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic 2009

The adoption of the euro at the start of 2009 marks a major achievement for the Slovak Republic. The main policy challenge is to sustain high trend growth while adjusting to life in the euro area. This requires structural reforms.

9-February-2009

English

Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic 2009: Executive Summary

As in other catch-up countries inflation is likely to stay high going forward due to nominal convergence. To better cope with the risk of a too rapid pick up of wages, three main areas for improvement are discussed in this chapter.

9-February-2009

English

Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic

M. Gurría stated that the main policy challenge for the Slovak Republic is to sustain high trend growth while adjusting to life in the euro area. This requires structural reforms in the areas of labour and product markets, fiscal policy and in the housing sector.

Related Documents

4-February-2009

English

OECD Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic

OECD’s latest economic survey of the Slovak Republic, to be published on Monday 9 February 2009, looks at such challenges as the adoption of the euro and the impact of the global slowdown. It discusses how increasing flexibility would strengthen sustainable economic growth.

21-July-2008

English, , 212kb

Euro adoption by Slovakia: The challenges ahead

An EDRC seminar took place on 9 July 2008, focussing on the implications of euro adoption for inflation and interest rates in the Slovak Republic, based on the experience of existing euro area countries.

21-July-2008

English, , 751kb

The euro changeover in the Slovak Republic: Implications for inflation and interest rates

An EDRC seminar took place on 9 July 2008, focussing on the implications of euro adoption for inflation and interest rates in the Slovak Republic, based on the experience of existing euro area countries.

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