Most entrepreneurs encounter problems with state pandemic aid, survey shows

Only 5 percent of respondents consider the communication between the government and the business sector as positive.

Entrepreneurs are not happy with the state pandemic aid.   Entrepreneurs are not happy with the state pandemic aid. (Source: SITA)

Almost two thirds of the members of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SOPK) are not satisfied with the form and intensity of state aid during the pandemic, a survey conducted by the SOPK at the end of last year shows.

“The biggest risk for business in 2020 was again the high tax and levy burden. Second was the decline in foreign demand due to the crisis followed by low law enforcement,” wrote the SOPK, as cited by the SITA newswire.

Results of the survey further show that 70 percent of respondents viewed the quality of the business environment in Slovakia last year as unfavourable, only 6 percent considered it favourable, while 24 percent found it to be stagnating.

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