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Reader feedback: Slovakia a soft touch

Re: Poll: flat tax hits pocketbook, Volume 11, Number 21, May 30 - June 5, 2005

Why is industry particularly attracted to Slovakia at the moment? It is not because industry can't do its arithmetic. It is because Slovakia is seen as a soft country, letting industry have an easy ride. It is not clever, just simple to create a 19 percent flat tax. Anybody could do that.

What is more cunning, and more responsible, is to make industry work for the benefit of its host country's population, its environment and at the same time not at the expense of its neighbours. That is one of the main reasons why so many French chose to vote "No" to the EU Constitution last Sunday.

David,
London, UK

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