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.
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”.
Slovakia’s economy continues to perform extremely well both in terms of macroeconomic outcomes and public finances
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.
The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.
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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.
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Agricultural research fellowship award grants and international conferences sponsorships of the Co-operative Research Programme (CRP): Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems; advice for applicants for funding.
As part of the STI Outlook 2016, the OECD has released policy profiles by country. These include cross-country analyses that draw on the first joint EC-OECD survey on STI policies. They focus on major STI policy areas, instruments and trends.