Doing Business in Slovakia

EENI- School of International Business

Subject - Doing Business in Slovakia. Bratislava. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Slovak Republic (the European Union)
  2. The economy of Slovakia: an automotive economic power
  3. Doing Business in Bratislava
  4. The Slovak Foreign Trade
  5. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Slovakia
  6. Main Slovak Companies
  7. Access to the Slovak Market
  8. Business Plan for Slovakia

The objectives of the subject “Doing Business in Slovakia” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Slovak Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Slovak Market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of Slovakia with the country of the student
  4. To know the free trade agreements of Slovakia as a member of the European Union (EU)
  5. To develop a business plan for the Slovak Market
The subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Slovakia” is studied...
  1. Doctorate: Europe
  2. Professional Master's Programs (e-learning): European Union, International Business

Recommendations for the Slovak Students

Course learning materials in English + Spanish Eslovaquia French Slovaquie Portuguese EU.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Slovakia”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Slovakia

The Slovak Republic (Europe)

  1. Capital: Bratislava
  2. Official Language: Slovak
  3. Area: 49,035 square kilometres
  4. The Slovak Population: 5.4 millions of people
  5. Type of Government: Parliamentary Republic
  6. Borders of Slovakia: Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and the Czech Republic
  7. Religion in Slovakia: Catholicism (Christianity)
  8. Slovakia belongs to the Western Christian Civilisation (European Economic Area)
  9. Independence: 1991 (Soviet Union)
  10. On 1 January 1993, the Czech Republic and Slovakia separated

The Economy of Slovakia.

  1. The automobile manufacturing sector is vital in the Slovak Republic
  2. The Slovak GDP (nominal): 109,587 millions of dollars
    1. Agriculture: 4%
    2. Industry 36%
    3. Services 60%
  3. GDP per capita: 22,241 dollars
  4. The Slovak Currency: Euro (2009)
  5. Slovakia belongs to the European Union since 2004
  6. Top Slovaks Industries: cars, textiles, rubber, gas, petroleum, chemical products, paper, machinery

The Slovak Foreign Trade.

  1. Main Slovaks exports: vehicles, machinery, electric appliance, chemical products
  2. Top Slovaks exports destinations: Germany (21%), the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria
  3. Main suppliers of Slovakia: Germany (19%), the Czech Republic, Russia, Hungary, Poland
  4. As a member of the European Union, Slovakia is the beneficiary of the Free trade agreements of the EU with Chile, Moldova, South Korea, Mexico, Ukraine, etc

International economic relations of Slovakia

  1. Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
  2. Central European Initiative (CEI)
  3. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  4. Regional Cooperation Council
  5. International Chamber of Commerce
  6. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  7. European Investment Bank (EIB)
  8. European Union
  9. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  10. World Trade Organisation
  11. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  12. World Bank
  13. United Nations
  14. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  15. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  16. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
  17. Group of States of the Council of Europe Convention against the corruption (GRECO)

Examples of the subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Slovakia:
Central European Initiative (CEI)

European Union-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement

Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

European Union-Moldova Association Agreement



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