Dzurinda had talks on potential large U.S. investment

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During his visit to the U.S., foreign affairs minister Mikulas Dzurinda had a meeting with representatives of a company that is planning a major investment in Central Europe, with the hope of persuading them that Slovakia is the best choice.

According to an anonymous source of daily Hospodarske Noviny, the investment into mechanical engineering is as substantial as that made by one of the car-makers in Slovakia and so it could mean hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs for the people of Slovakia.

The potential investor is expected to make a decision before the end of the year, but Slovakia has a pretty good chance, as the unnamed source has said that the flat rate tax system and a good qualified labour force are two crucial areas for the investor. Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lubos Schwarzbacher, also confirmed that the talks with the Americans had gone particularly well.

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