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Slovakia: Economy, Politics and Government

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Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda has won international acclaim for stabilising Slovakia's troubled economy and lobbying for European Union (EU) and NATO membership. However, at home he faces widespread public disillusionment with his austere economic policies and a diverse coalition government which is constantly on the brink of collapse. Despite strong macroeconomic indicators, spiralling unemployment is fuelling a rise in extremist populism that blames Slovakia's plight on ethnic minorities.

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Keywords: Dzurinda; EU; Europe; GDP; Schuster; Slovak; addresses; banking; budget; business; cabinet; chemicals; coal; constitution; currency; election; electronics; energy; engineering; exchange; exports; external; growth; hydrocarbons; imports; inflation; infrastructure; interest; international; investment; legislature; manufacturing; mining; ministry; oil; opposition; parliament; party; pharmaceuticals; prime minister; privatisation; relations; reserves; steel; taxation; telecommunications; tourism; transport; welfare

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: January 1, 2001


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