German Investments Key to Slovak Economy
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs welcomed around 120 German investors that already operate in Slovakia at a special seminar with state officials devoted to German investments yesterday.
Foreign minister Miroslav Lajcak expressed his appreciation for German investors, underlining Volkswagen, for helping Slovakia develop “its success story”, adding that the a strategic goal of the government was to increase the country’s attractiveness as a destination for investments. Lajcak said the government’s policy focuses particularly on a knowledge economy, science and applied research, or hi-tech industries with higher added value.
The event was also attended by Prime Minister Robert Fico, who said: “I would especially like to thank the German investors who are active in Slovakia, for their important contribution to the economic growth of the Slovak Republic.” The prime minister also said that forecasts put Slovakia among the top countries in terms of economic growth in the EU in 2015.