Klub 500, an association of Slovak businesses employing more than 500 workers, said on Tuesday, August 3, that the new government programme, if implemented, could improve Slovakia’s overall business environment, but that most of its points are only framed in general terms and should be specified in more detail.
“The programme lacks our long-term demand that domestic and foreign entrepreneurs be put on the same legal footing in order to allow them to work under the same conditions free from restrictions and exemptions, regardless of their size,” Marek Lukáčik of Klub 500 said in a statement quoted by the TASR newswire.
“The economic policy section lacks a reference to large businesses of over 1,000 employees, which turn over more than €33 million annually. It only addresses SMEs and self-employed people and it appears oblivious of large entrepreneurs,” he also stated. By the same token, he said the club’s members would welcome it if entities were put on the same footing in terms of drawing European Union funds so that large businesses are not excluded from such assistance.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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4. Aug 2010 at 10:00