Business people gave the government a minus 4 grade for its operation in 2020

Business Alliance of Slovakia: the government has failed to manage the pandemic and thus does not have room for deep and systemic reforms.

Economy Minister Richard Sulík Economy Minister Richard Sulík (Source: TASR)

This year entrepreneurs gave the Igor Matovič government an unflattering evaluation when they gave it a minus 4, i.e. a mark close to “fail” in Slovakia.

The business environment is significantly adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with some entrepreneurs having survival problems and some living with concerns, noted Peter Serina, executive director of the Business Alliance of Slovakia (PAS).

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“It is impossible to deny the government an effort, but when a person is an adult, effort is not enough; there must be results,” said Serina as cited by the SITA newswire, adding that the government is failing to manage the situation around the pandemic. “Therefore, in principle, there is no room for deep and systematic reforms.”

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