According to a survey by the US Heritage Foundation, Slovakia placed 66th out of 156 countries in terms of economic freedom in 2002, the same result as last year, with corruption and red tape remaining the main barriers to business.
By comparison, the Czech Republic placed 35th and Hungary 44th.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.
26. Nov 2002 at 12:19