ACCORDING to the “index of economic freedom” prepared by the Economic Freedom Network, Slovakia improved its position compared to last year by 10 spots to rank 45th in a tie with its neighbor, the Czech Republic.
At 6.9 points, Slovakia’s score put it among those countries with a moderate to high level of economic freedom. The index has a maximum of 10 points. Since 2003 Slovakia’s rating has improved steadily.
Among the V4 states, an informal grouping which includes Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Poland, the former scored the highest with an index of 7.4 points, while Poland was the worst at 6.7.
8. Sep 2006 at 10:33