Martin Barto, a chief economist of Slovenská sporiteµňa
Peter Gonda, an economic analyst for the Conservative Institute, co-ordinator of the project and expert guarantor of the publication
Eva Orná, a macroeonomic analyst, well experienced pedagogue lecturing on macroeconomic theories and monetary policy at the Faculty of National Economy of the Ecomonic University in Bratislava
Oµga Reptová, an economic analyst for M.E.S.A. 10, co-ordinator of the Slovak Economic Forum and member of the Alliance for Transparency and Fight Against Corruption
Martin Valentovič, an economic analyst for M.E.S.A. 10 in the field of regional development, economy, privatisation and relations with the EU.
The publication presents serious enonomic impacts resulting from the Slovak membership in the EU, the impacts on citizens and firms as seen from the frame of reference of national economy. The potential economic effects are conditioned by many factors of domestic and outside development (including the EU). The authors do not want to present a statistically precise and complex list of pros and cons of the EU membership. They analyze selected and, according to the authors, fundamental aspects of Slovakia´s membership in the EU.
The main preconditions of the most objective assessment of European integration in the field of economy and comparisons of potential assets and risks of the accession of Slovakia to the EU, as listed in the publication, are:
• realistic evaluation of initial situation as regards economic development in Slovakia and in the EU
• assessment of anticipated level of preparedness of the Slovak economy for accession to the EU
The publication was issued within the project Economic Impacts of the Accession of Slovakia to the European Union thanks to a financial support provided by the Open Society Foundation, the Foundation Ekopolis and ETP Slovakia within the framework of the program Your Earth financed by US AID and some other private and public sponsors.
The publication is available only in Slovak language here as an Adobe Acrobat PDF.