Exclusive Webinar: “Slovakia: Tiger again or lagging behind?
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020 From 10:00 to 11:30
in cooperation with Ivan Mikloš, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic
- What the new Slovak government needs to do during and after the corona crisis to achieve the former and avoid the latter scenario
- Where we are currently and why
- Where we want and need to be and how to get there
- Possibilities and limitations of the new Slovak government
- Strong and weak sides of the Matovic’s government program
Ivan Mikloš is former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic (2002-2006, 2010-2012), Deputy Prime Minister for Economy (1998-2002), and Minister of Privatization (1991-1992). He has co-founded and led the economic think tank MESA10 (1992-1998). Between 2006-2010 and 2012-2016, he was a Member of Parliament. In 2014, he was reappointed as the President of MESA10 and became a Member of the International Advisory Board of the National Reform Council of Ukraine and the platform VoxUkraine. During 2015-2016 he served as a Chief Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine and as an Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Since April 2016 until August 2019 he served as a Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine. After the change of the government, from November 2019 until March 2020 he was in a position of an Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine. In years 2016-2020 he chaired the Strategic Advisory Group for Support of Ukrainian Reforms (SAGSUR). He is also Co-Founder of the Ukrainian economic think tank Centre for Economic Strategy.
Ivan Mikloš was one of the leading figures of economic transformation in the Slovak Republic. He significantly contributed to the entry of the Slovak Republic into the OECD and instigated an extensive and effective tax reform. He led the government agenda on economic restructuring and fiscal consolidation. The second Dzurinda´s government (2002-2006) gained a very reformist reputation thanks to severe austerity measures and a comprehensive program of structural reforms (tax, social sector, pension, healthcare, public finance, labor market) backed by Ivan Mikloš. Thanks to these reforms, Slovakia was able to join the Eurozone in 2009. In 2004, he was awarded the title of ‘Best Minister of Finance of the Year’ by Euromoney, and ‘Top Business Reformer’ by the World Bank´s Doing Business report. Ivan Mikloš is the author of ‘Book of Reforms’ (2005), ‘Rewriting the Rule’ (2001), and dozens of studies and articles in the expert and popular press.
Registrations will be CLOSED on Tuesday, 28th April, 2020, at 5pm.
Useful information before the webinar starts:
- ONLY registered participants will receive the login details in a separate email before the webinar, after closing the registration.
- By participating at the event you accept that the presentation & subsequent Q&A session will be recorded.
- Recording from the webinar will be published at the AmCham webpage after the webinar.
- Question during the presentation can be asked in written form through the “chat” feature.
- After joining the webinar - please go on MUTE and turn off your camera.