It is a great pleasure for me to be back in Bratislava to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic. Let me begin by thanking you Minister Drucker, as well as the Mr. Kažimír, Minister of Finance, and Mr. Plavčan, Minister of Education, and their respective teams for their excellent support and input to this Survey.
La République slovaque continue d’afficher des performances économiques robustes, avec une croissance forte qui s’appuie sur la bonne santé du secteur financier, le niveau peu élevé de la dette publique et une compétitivité internationale élevée bénéficiant d’entrées d’investissement massives.
Etude économique de la République slovaque 2017
The Secretary-General was in Bratislava on 21 June 2017 to present the 2017 Economic Survey of the Republic of Slovakia. He also presented the OECD report “Assessment of key anti-corruption related legislation in the Slovak Republic”.
The OECD assessed the legal framework of key anti-corruption related legislation in the Slovak Republic in order to set the ground for strengthening integrity in the Slovak public sector and beyond.
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The Slovak Republic had the 12th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country had the 13th highest position in 2015. The average single worker in the Slovak Republic faced a tax wedge of 41.5% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
After this meeting, the Prime Minister and I will sign a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the OECD working evermore closely with Slovakia – and for Slovakia – as it builds on its achievements to increase transparency and strengthen the fight against corruption. This is another positive example of how Slovakia is engaging actively with some of the recommendations we made in our last Economic Survey.
I am delighted to have this opportunity to discuss a topic that goes to the heart of the OECD’s mission, and to the heart of our collaboration with the Slovak Republic: improving tax fairness and tackling tax evasion. This year, both the OECD and the Slovak EU Council Presidency have made an important contribution to making international taxation fair and effective.
This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in the Slovak Republic. The interactive charts allow you to compare results with other countries participating in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).