Cover Osteuropa 10/2007

In Osteuropa 10/2007

Take Off or Forced Landing?
The Slovak Economy under the Fico Government

Silvia Ručinská

Deutsche Fassung


Several years ago, Slovakia created a furore with its radical economic reforms. Although the Slovak economy has grown with great speed since then, the reformers were unseated in June 2006. The new government promised a reform of the reforms: The unified tax rates were to be repealed and the labour market more strongly regulated. Social policy was to deserve the name again. A year after the parliamentary election, it is clear that the Fico government – berated abroad, but beloved in Slovakia – has at least not yet introduced a radical turnaround in economic policy.

(Osteuropa 10/2007, pp. 67–84)