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Geological legislation

Analyzed deposits

Related materials

The Government of the Slovak Republic: http://www.government.gov.sk/

Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic: http://www.minzp.sk/

Geological Act of the Slovak Republic: Banský zákon - Zákon č. 44/1988 Zb

Mining Act of the Slovak Republic: ZÁKON o geologických prácach č. 569/2007

Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre: http://www.geodesy.gov.sk/

Maps of the Slovak Republic: http://mapy.atlas.sk/

Geological maps of the Slovak Republic: http://www.geology.sk/

Investment in Slovakia

Owing to its pro-investment reform policy, the Slovak government has succeeded in creating one of the very best investment environments in Europe. The credibility of the reforms has been demonstrated by the further expansion of previously established, satisfied investors as well as by the increased interest among potential investors willing to invest in Slovakia. Low tax rates and preparedness for new investments create the opportunity to advance business goals.

Low tax rates

Since 1.1.2004 Slovakia has had a 19% uniform flat tax rate in force. Comparing this to tax rates elsewhere, Slovakia has the lowest tax rate of all the countries of the EU and OECD.

Low labour costs

The average cost of labour in Slovakia, for the same level of productivity, is 40% lower than that of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, and 6.5 times lower than the European Union average. But it is not only low labour costs that make Slovakia an attractive country; the education level of its workforce plays a role as well. Up to 87.6% of Slovak citizens are educated to university or secondary level.

An industrial tradition

Slovakia is building on a mature industrial tradition in the sectors of automobile manufacturing, electro-technical engineering, mechanical engineering, and the woodworking industry, and at the same time offers excellent new opportunities in the information technology and strategic services sectors.

Strategic aspects

Geographically, Slovakia bridges western and eastern Europe, with the combined market potential of over 350 million people. Several principal transport routes, oil and gas pipelines cross the territory of Slovakia.

In touch with the world economy

Slovakia is a member of the OECD and WTO. In 2004 it became a fully-fledged member of the EU and NATO. 91% of Slovak exports go to countries in the OECD.

Source: Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency

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