Slovakia provides attractive conditions for investors and is working in the right direction. Attention should be given to reinforcing respect for property rights.
The risk of discrimination between foreign and domestic investors remains unchanged from the last year, whereas unpredictable policy and regulatory change has reduced. They are now on the same level. Breach of State obligations continues to be the area with the highest risk.
Slovakia has a very good performance on one of the EIRA indicators, and a good performance on three indicators. It has maintained a very good score of 81 on the indicator regulatory environment and investment conditions. Its performance on foresight of policy and regulatory change has improved by 3 points and now stands at 80. The score on management of decision-making processes has increased from 76 to 77 points. On rule of law it has the same score as last year (68).
On a more detailed level, Slovakia’s sub-indicator performance is good. Restriction on FDI continues to be the highest-scoring sub-indicator with 90 points. On robustness of policy goals and commitments the score has improved by a point and now stands at 88. On transparency (78) and institution governance (75), it has retained the scores from last year. The performance on communication of vision and policies has gone up by 6 points and is at 72. The score for regulatory effectiveness (72) is unchanged. The sub-indicator management and settlement of investor-State disputes has once again received a good score of 70. Respect for property rights remains the lowestscoring sub-indicator with 67 points.