The transition to a greener economy supported by international environmental commitments and national policies will entail structural changes in consumption patterns and industry structures, resulting in a reallocation of resources in and between countries.
The second review of Slovakia's environmental performance analyses progress in greening the economy and achieving a range of national objectives and international commitments. It presents 35 recommendations on how its performance could be improved.
As the Slovak Republic strives to increase productivity and competitiveness in the recovery from the financial crisis, the OECD Environmental Performance Review of the Slovak Republic recommends that it strengthen environmental policies.
Biographical note of Slovak Republic's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
These country notes contain over 50 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.
Raising efficiency in tax collection (notably VAT) is urgently needed, plans to unify the collection of tax and social security contributions should be implemented swiftly and drawing on EU funds needs to become more efficient.
“The introduction of corporate liability into the Slovak Republic’s legislation is a very welcome development,” Mr. Gurría commented. “It sends a strong message of commitment to the fight against corruption and helps create a level playing field for firms competing internationally.”
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery sharply criticised the Slovak Republic’s failure to bring its anti-bribery law on corporate liability into line with its international obligations under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
This seminar looked at the experience of former communist countries and their achievements 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.