FMRS Bratislava

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08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:30 Panel 1 – Doing business in Slovakia / in Europe 30 years after the fall of socialism

Only 37 % of Europeans wants to do business. On the other side of the Atlantic 51 % of Americans and 56 % of Chinese want to start a business. How can we change the meaning of the term entrepreneur? What is the trend in (de)regulation of the business environment and what is the role of the European Union and the member states? What recommendations should the politicians (not only) in Slovakia follow from the long-term perspective?


10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:45 Panel 2 – Europe at crossroads

30 years after the fall of Socialism we see in Slovakia as well as in Europe phenomena such as high public expenditures, creation of the national champions in business, promotion of domestic production at the expense of the imported goods, numerous social programmes, weak enforcement of law and rules, curtailing of personal freedoms, political correctness and the growth of populism. What should the role of government be in the lives of the individuals? What should we learn from history?


12:45 – 13:00 Closing remarks

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