Tentmaker Reports

Slovak Republic Report

Entrepreneurial Missions Index

48.13

General Information

Population

5,413,393 (106th most populous country in the world)

RELIGIONS
Roman Catholic68.9%
Protestant10.8%
Greek Catholic4.1%
Other3.2%
None13.0%
LANGUAGES
Slovak83.9%
Hungarian10.7%
Roman1.8%
Ukranian1.0%
Other or Unspecified2.6%

Industries

Petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, mining

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the World Factbook project 4, conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For more detailed information about Slovak Republic, visit https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sk.html.

Business Information

The World Bank ranks Slovak Republic as 35 out of 183 economies in terms of ease of doing business. The country ranks as 0 (of 183) in terms of ease of starting a business.

It requires 0 procedures, takes 0 days, and costs N/A% of income per capita to start a business in Slovak Republic.

In order to start a business in Slovak Republic, one must follow these procedures:

  1. Check the uniqueness of the proposed company name
  2. Notarize articles of association and related documents
  3. Apply at the one stop shop for trade licenses, tax registration, and health insurance
  4. Open a bank account
  5. Apply for registration
  6. Register with pension, sickness, and disability insurance and unemployment insurance at the local social insurance company (Socialna poistovna)

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the Doing Business project 3, conducted by the World Bank. For more detailed information about starting a business in Slovak Republic, visit http://www.doingbusiness.org/.

 

 

Slovak Republic Economic Freedom

The annual survey Economic Freedom of the World is an indicator produced by the Fraser Institute, a libertarian think tank which attempts to measure the degree of economic freedom in the world's nations. Economic Freedom of the World index has been more widely used than any other measure of economic freedom, because of its coverage of a longer time period

Their measure of economic freedom is based on that the following standards:

  • Personal choice rather than collective choice,
  • Voluntary exchange coordinated by markets rather than allocation via the political process,
  • Freedom to enter and compete in markets, and
  • Protection of persons and their property from aggression by others.

A state will rate high when it focuses on protection of people and their property from the actions of aggressors, enforcement of contracts, and provision of the limited set of public goods like roads, flood control projects, and money of stable value and little else, but a country’s rating on the EFW summary index will fall as government expenditures increase and regulations expand.   

 

Slovak Republic Summary

 

1 World Economic Forum

2 Free the World
Gwartney, James and Robert Lawson with Herbert Grubel, Jakob de Haan, Jan-Egbert Sturm, and Eelco Zandberg (2009). Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report. Vancouver, BC: The Fraser Institute. Data retrieved from www.freetheworld.com.

3 World Bank Data

4 World Factbook Project

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