OECD: Slovakia is stingiest aid donor in EU

The latest OECD report shows that Slovakia has fallen to last place in the chart of aid donors in the EU. It shares the bottom position with Poland, mainly because debt forgiveness is no longer counted as aid, while the volume of actual development aid has also fallen.

The latest OECD report shows that Slovakia has fallen to last place in the chart of aid donors in the EU. It shares the bottom position with Poland, mainly because debt forgiveness is no longer counted as aid, while the volume of actual development aid has also fallen.

Blaming the current financial crisis, Slovakia has cut aid to poor countries by 18.6 percent, the SITA newswire wrote.

Last year Slovakia provided development aid amounting to €54 million, equivalent to 0.086 percent of GDP, while in 2008 the amount stood at €65.4 million, or 0.102 percent of GDP.

"Slovakia promised to increase its official development aid to 0.17 percent of GDP by 2010 and to 0.33 percent of GDP by 2015. These commitments have to be observed despite the economic crisis and should be observed in the state budget next year," the head of the European Commission’s Representation in the Slovak Republic, Andrea
Elscheková-Matisová, announced.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

News digest: Slovak-Hungarian relationship has never been as good as now, Hungarian MFA says

Health Ministry fears spread of Delta strain from football match in Budapest. Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister refutes claims of a negative relationship with his Slovak counterpart. Read more in today's digest.


10 h
Illustrative stock photo

Law change makes cannabidiol legal

CBD allowed in cosmetics, but off the menu for food products.


15 h
The Umbrella March is held in Bratislava this Sunday, June 20, 2021.

A record set by Luis Suarez has been broken in Slovakia

Read other interesting stories from this week in the roundup.


14 h
A paraglider flies over a valley from the Martinské hole mountains.

The Slovak region compared to Tuscany is a big unknown

Set out on a trip to the Turiec region with a new Spectacular Slovakia podcast series.


17. jún