- Chief of State:
- President Andrej Kiska
- Head of Government:
- Prime Minister Robert Fico
- Government Name:
- Slovak Republic
- Adopted: 1992; According to lawyers, some parts of the constitution were prepared so hastily that they are almost impossible to execute. It is divided into 9 sections with headings such as fundamental rights and freedoms, office of the public prosecutors in the Slovak Republic, and the economy.
- Government Type:
- Parliamentary Democracy
Government Control of Economy
Scale ranks countries on a basis of 1-100, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention.
Source: Heritage Foundation, http://www.heritage.org/index/heatmap (2015)
Country Risk Rating
|A3||Changes in generally good but somewhat volatile political and economic environment can affect corporate payment behavior. A basically secure business environment can nonetheless give rise to occasional difficulties for companies. Corporate default probability is quite acceptable on average.|
|Main Powers||Election Process||Election Cycle 1|
Implements legislation enacted by the National Council and coordinates the business of ministries and other central authorities, as well as decides on bills, government decrees, an implementation of the government's program, international agreements, budgetary drafts, and high official appointments.
President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system. Prime minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
Provides checks and balances among political and legislative institutions but also provides protections for ordinary citizens.
Appointment by president.
Mandatory retirement age of 65
Votes on all laws and reviews changes or amendments to existing laws.
National Council (Národná rada) members are elected through a flexible-list proportional representation system.
Foreign Policy Trends: Slovakia became a member of NATO on March 29, 2004 and joined the EU in May 2004. Slovakia is a member of the United Nations and participates in its specialized agencies. It is a member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the OECD. It also is part of the Visegrad Four (Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Poland), a forum for discussing areas of common concern. On December 21, 2007, Slovakia joined the Schengen zone. Slovakia maintains diplomatic relations with 134 countries. There are 35 embassies and 26 honorary consulates in Bratislava.
Regional Trade Blocs: European Union
Treaties: NATO, Common Security and Defense Policy
International Organization Participation Source: CIA World Factbook
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Environmental Agreements Source: CIA World Factbook
|Air Pollution||Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides||Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants||Air Pollution-Sulfur 85||Air Pollution-Sulfur 94||Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds|
|Antarctic Treaty||Biodiversity||Climate Change||Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol||Desertification||Endangered Species|
|Environmental Modification||Hazardous Wastes||Law of the Sea||Ozone Layer Protection||Ship Pollution||Tropical Timber 06|
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Tax Information 2
- Tax Authority:
- Ministry of Finance & Financial Directorate
- Tax Name: