Economic recovery is picking up in the Slovak Republic, but regional disparities and high unemployment must be addressed to ensure balanced inclusive growth over the long-term, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic.
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Unemployment rose substantially in the Slovak Republic as a result of the crisis and has only declined slowly since reaching a peak of 14.8% of the labour force in early 2010. At 13.3% in August 2014, the unemployment rate remains one of the highest among developed countries and is twice as high as the OECD average.
The average worker in the Slovak Republic faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 41.1% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The Slovak Republic was ranked 13 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
These country notes contain indicators which compare the political and institutional frameworks of national governments as well as revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation. They include a description of government policies on integrity, e-government and open government.
This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of the inland ports of the Slovak Republic within the framework of the Danube Axis, an analysis of the impact of the ports on their territory and an assessment of policies in this field. It examines port performance over the last decades and identifies the principal factors that have contributed to it.
La République slovaque devient officiellement le 27e membre du Comité d’aide au développement de l'OCDE (CAD), le premier forum international des apporteurs bilatéraux de coopération pour le développement.
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The Slovak Republic is one of the most dynamic economies in the euro area. The country has continued to converge rapidly towards the living standards of advanced OECD economies. However, the Slovak Republic should continue on its path of reform to achieve balanced, fair and sustainable growth, according to a new OECD report.
Due to the rapidly changing world we need to be focused on tackling the social consequences of the crisis, fight poverty and social exclusion, exploiting in particular the potential of a green economy to promote growth and competitiveness. We are inspired by the OECD work in all these areas, said the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic to the OECD Council.
H.E. Róbert Fico, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, visited the OECD on 11th April to address the OECD Council and to hold a Lunch Seminar on Slovakia’s reform agenda with the Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría, and OECD experts.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the OECD 2012 Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic during his official visit to Bratislava on 6 December.