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OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) provides the first internationally comparative perspective on the conditions of teaching and learning.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
As in other catch-up countries inflation is likely to stay high going forward due to nominal convergence in Slovakia.
A characteristic feature of the Slovak housing market, and a consequence of the privatization programme initiated in the early 1990s, is the virtual absence of a private rental market.
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.
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for the Slovak Republic.
House prices have risen strongly in past years, helped by rising incomes and declining interest rates. At the same time, construction of new dwellings has remained fairly muted and has only recently shown signs of picking up.
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.
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.
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.