The social exclusion of Roma in the Slovak Republic calls for immediate policy action

by Gabriel Machlica, Slovak Republic Desk, OECD Economics Department The Slovak Republic has one of the continent’s largest Roma populations. Estimates differ, but it is assumed that they account for about 8% of the population The Roma communities vary based upon geographic location and the level of integration. Nevertheless, the average level of ethnic segregation … More The social exclusion of Roma in the Slovak Republic calls for immediate policy action

Slovakia…it’s time to invest in the future

by Gabriel Machlica, Slovak Republic Desk, OECD Economics Department The Slovak Republic continues to exhibit robust economic performance. International competitiveness is strong, fiscal and financial policies are prudent, poverty and income inequality are low, and the country’s environmental footprint has improved markedly. Employment is rising, prices have been stable, and the external account is near … More Slovakia…it’s time to invest in the future

Where should Slovakia look for workers?

by Gabriel Machlica, Slovak Republic Desk, OECD Economics Department Slovakia’s economy continues to perform extremely well. More and more people are able to find jobs. Employment and hours worked are already at the highest since independence. The unemployment rate has fallen below historical norms. Nevertheless, more qualified people are needed. Difficulty in hiring qualified labour … More Where should Slovakia look for workers?