March 2005
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Mar2005, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p8
Country Report
Country Report
This article focuses on the risk factors in different sectors of Slovakia. In a sharp turnaround from the last elections in 2002, the incumbent government�and investors�have more to fear from the populist opposition Smer party than from former authoritarian premier Vladimir Meciar's HZDS. Slovakia's short-term political rating was stable at 76 in January. The short-term economy rating remained at 62, as BMI tweaked its forecasts. In an indication that the government aims at some further liberalizing measures in the run-up to the elections, the government has announced that it will privatize its remaining 49% stake in fixed-line operator Slovak Telecom in 2006.


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