Conservative Institute proposes a reform programme for the new Slovak government

[15.06.2010, The Slovak Spectator, NEWS]

The Conservative Institute of M. R. ¦tefánik, a think-tank, has outlined core pillars of a programme statement for any new government of Slovakia to follow so that the country does embark on the same path as Greece, the SITA newswire reported.

Points include a balanced performance in general government finances, cost cuts, elimination of corruption, market liberalisation, elimination of the EU subsidy policies, fostering of competition, and strengthening personal responsibility rather than reliance on the state.

The authors of this document offer their programme as an alternative to the current model of unsustainable and expanding state and its interventions into lives and activities of people, the project coordinator Peter Gonda told the SITA newswire on May 31. He added that the suggestions could resolve the essence of problems around Slovakia's public finances, which head toward the same development as was reported in Greece due to huge budgetary debts of the incumbent government.

Gonda pointed out that although the document may not win universal political support all suggested measures can be implemented from a technical as well as a fiscal point of view in contrast to election programs of political parties.

The programme released at www.reformnavlada.sk analyses fourteen areas in detail, offers specific solutions and focuses on long-term goals. It was prepared by the Conservative Institute, F. A. Hayek Foundation, M.E.S.A. 10 institute, Transparency International, Health Policy Institute, the INESS Institute and experts from the commercial sector.

Source: SITA

Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports. Article was published in the Slovakia`s English-language weekly The Slovak Spectator. Read the whole article here.