April 2005
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Apr2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p8
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The article provides information about economic, political and business development news related to Slovakia. It reports that in February, Prime Minister of Slovakia Mikulas Dzurinda hailed the choice of Bratislava as the venue for a summit between the U.S. and Russian Presidents as an expression of appreciation for the hard road that Slovakia took in the recent past, especially when it was necessary to push through many hard and complex reforms. In late February, the National Bank of Slovakia slashed its key two-week repo rate by 100 basis points, as part of its ongoing battle against upwards pressure on the domestic currency. Economy minister Pavol Rusko has suggested that the government may seek to sell off 41% stakes in electricity distributors SSE and VSE through international tenders.


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