SLOVAKIA
Comes of Age

Introduction - Main Characteristics - Environment - History - Macroeconomic Insight - Governance
Culture - Facts for Travellers - Bratislava - Slovak Attractions - Did you Know



INTRODUCTION



The Slovak Republic (SK) is a landlocked nation-state in Central Europe. It is called "The Heart of Europe", as the geographical center of Europe lies here. Slovakia is bordered by the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and Austria. The capital of Slovakia is Bratislava, "A belle upon the Danube", a historical town very well located in the triangle of Prague, Vienna and Budapest.
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In Slovakia, you will find very hospitable people, beautiful women and a young nation in the flower of its prime. With forty years heritage of socialism that is still slowly fading from many areas of everyday life the Slovak Republic is generally a modern country with a functional democracy, that's moving towards Western standards and European integration. At the same time Slovakia is trying to overcome the transition trap, that is typical of all emerging Central and Eastern European markets.

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World INvestment NEws, 2002.
This is the electronic edition of the special country report on Slovakia published in Forbes Global .
May 27th, 2002 Issue.
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