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EBRD rates reforms in Slovakia

THE EUROPEAN Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) published a chart evaluating the quality of reforms in 27 postcommunist countries, including Slovakia. Slovak daily SME reported on November 19 that the bank awarded points in nine categories, including privatisation, price liberalization, and foreign currency policies in individual states. Slovakia scored 30 points, ranking last among the Visegrad 4 group of central European countries. Among V4 states, Hungary scored 34 points, the Czech Republic received 32, and Poland received 31. Post-Soviet Turkmenistan ranked the last of all states with 12 points.

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