Country Risk Summary: SLOVAKIA

January 2004
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe;Jan2004, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p6
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The Slovak presidency is a largely ceremonial role. However, the incumbent, Rudolf Schuster, has been flexing his muscles of late, vetoing several key items of reform legislation and presenting the government with a tough task in putting together the absolute parliamentary majority required to override a presidential veto. The 2004 Budget, a vital step in the fiscal consolidation needed to achieve the eurozone entry requirements in 2006� to be approved largely unadulterated when parliament discusses it in December 2003.


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