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Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
The left-wing opposition, whose votes were needed to amend the constitution, forced the centre-right to seriously reduce the competences of the transitional government. It will not be able to take decisions in key issues concerning…
OSW Commentary | | Jakub Groszkowski
For the past eighteen months the Slovak government, formed by conservative and liberal parties, has consistently called for the controlled bankruptcy of Greece, a tightening of the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact, and for the…
On 11 October, the Slovakian parliament refused to ratify the reform of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), the implementation of which requires consent from all eurozone member states. The vote on the reinforcement of…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Mateusz Gniazdowski, Jakub Groszkowski
On 13 September a member of the supervisory board of the Czech operator, Net4Gas, confirmed that the company’s owner, the German corporation RWE, was considering its sale. In August, representatives of the Czech-Slovak holding EPH…
Analyses |
On 23rd February Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finances Ivan Mikloš presented the Slovakian stance on the Franco-German Competitiveness Pact and the plan of appointing the European Stabilisation Mechanism (ESM). The…
Analyses |
From 1 January Slovak central and local government agencies and other budget-financed entities began having to publish any contracts they have concluded in an online database. This step, made as part of the governmental anti-…