National Reform Program

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2019

The National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2019 describes the structural measures planned by the Slovak government to be taken in the next two years. Complex approach to the priorities identification taking into account GDP, as well as other life quality aspects, identified the education, the healthcare system and labour market again as the biggest challenges of the Slovak economy in 2019.

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2018

The National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2018 (NRP) describes the structural measures that the Slovak government plans to implement in the next two years. The new complex approach to the identification of priorities taking into account GDP, as well as other quality of life aspects, identified the labour market, the healthcare system and the primary education as the biggest challenges for the Slovak economy.

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2017

The National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2017 (NRP) describes the structural measures that the Slovak government plans to implement in the next two years. The new complex approach to the identification of priorities taking into account GDP, as well as other life quality aspects, identified the labour market, the healthcare system and the primary education as the biggest challenges of the Slovak economy.

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2016

The National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2016 (NRP) describes the structural measures planned by the Slovak government for implementation in the next two years. The new complex approach to the priorities identification taking into account GDP, as well as other life quality aspects, identified the labour market, the healthcare system and primary education as the biggest challenges of the Slovak economy. The material takes into account the Programme Manifesto of the government of the Slovak Republic for 2016-2020.

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2015

The National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2015 (NRP) describes the structural measures planned by the Slovak Republic for implementation in the next two years. The new complex approach to the priorities identification taking into account GDP, as well as other life quality aspects, identified the labour market, the health care system and primary education as the niggest challenges of the Slovak economy.

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2014

The National Reform Programme (NRP) describes structural measures aimed at achieving a sustainable economic growth, creation of new work positions and improving the quality of life. Even though the NRP provides a summary of consolidation measures, the key document of the Slovak Government in this respect is the Stability Programme. After the current successful consolidation of public finance, employment represents the biggest challenge of the economic policy; it is therefore the key topic of the NRP 2014. 

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2013

The NRP is the main strategic document of the Slovak Government with respect to economic development and structural policies. It contains national-level measures to attain a sustainable economic growth, growth in employment and higher quality of life. At the international level, the document presents measures to meet the objectives contained in the Europe 2020 strategy as defined in the 2013 Annual Growth Survey and the Europe 2020 Integrated Guidelines, as well as to comply with the country-specific recommendations made by the EU Council to Slovakia.

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2012

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic (NRP) presents the plans of the Slovak Government in structural policies. Along with the Stability Programme, it sets out the Government’s priorities for the upcoming period in the area of economic and budgetary policies and defines the measures aimed at improving the quality of life, in particular by enhancing economic growth and employment in line with the Stability and Growth Pact and the Europe 2020 strategy.

National Reform Programme 2012 - updated (SK version)

Action plan for the updated National Reform Programme 2012 (SK version)

National Reform Programme 2012

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2011 - 2014 

The National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic for 2011-2014 contains measures which the Slovak Government intends to implement during its term in office until 2014 under the Europe 2020 strategy. The programme contains a set of measures necessary in order to enhance economic recovery from a short-term perspective and improvements in the quality of life in the medium-term. The measures cover the following two areas:

  • fiscal consolidation for improved macroeconomic stability;
  • structural reforms that enhance economic growth, employment and quality of life.

National Reform Programme 2011 - 2014 

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2010 

The National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic 2010 is the first programme under the new EU strategy called Strategy Europe 2020. As requested by the European Commission, this draft NRP mainly identifies macro-structural bottlenecks to growth and proposes measures to address them, in line with the Europe 2020 Integrated Guidelines. It was prepared on the basis of documents and information provided by individual ministries, takes into consideration short-term structural measures approved by the Slovak Government in September 2010, and in line with the Manifesto of the Government of the Slovak Republic.

National Reform Programme 2010

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic for 2008 - 2010 – Implementation report 2009

The National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic for 2008 – 2010 – Implementation report 2009 is the first assessment of progress in the fullfilment of measures included in the NRP for 2008 – 2010 within the new three-year cycle of the lisbon strategy. The Slovak republic has submitted the report containing the assessment of the measures´ implementation within five key challenges of the lisbon strategy over the last 12 months to the European commission. The report addresses specific recommendations of the European commission as well as challenges of a negative development in the external environment. Due to an interlinkage between the crisis and structural policies, a separate chapter is devoted to the up-date and interim assessment of anti-crisis measures which complements the chapters covering measures in research, development and innovation, education, employment, business environment and climate change and energy policy.

Implementation Report 2009, National Reform Programme 2008 - 2010

Annex 2

National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic for 2008-2010

The Slovak Republic prepared a new national reform programme for the second three year cycle of the Lisbon Strategy of 2008-2010. The strategic document was approved at the national level and in October 2008 submitted to the European Commission. The four key challenges represented by the areas of research, development and innovation, education, employment, and business environment remain the basis for the new three year cycle of the Lisbon Strategy with an additional priority area adopted by the Spring Council - climate change and energy. Progress in these priority areas remains a basic precondition for the increase of competitiveness, for the acceleration of the development of a knowledge society, for employment security, and for a more efficient utilization of the entrepreneurial potential.

National Reform Programme 2008-2010

 A set of concrete short-term and mid-term measures from the Modernisation programme Slovensko 21, approved by the government in June 2008, are the foundation of the new national reform programme. These measures build on the results of the past programme period of the national Lisbon strategy

Annex 3, National Reform Programme 2008-2010


Progress Report on the implementation of the National Reform Programme of the Slovak republic for 2006-2008 (October 2007)

The document represents another step for the Slovak Republic in fulfilling the Lisbon tasks. The Slovak government in a response to and an agreement with the Spring 2007 European Council conclusions and country specific recommendations of the European Commission from the 2006 Annual Progress Report presents a series of new and concrete measures in all assessed priority areas of the national Lisbon strategy.

Progress Report 2007

Addendum to the National Reform Programme of the Slovak republic for 2006-2008

The document details the measures which fall under the key challenges of the national Lisbon strategy. It reflects the adopted plans of the new Slovak government in the time period until 2008.

Addendum to the National Reform Programme 2006-2008

Progress Report on the implementation of the National Reform Programme of the Slovak republic for 2006-2008 (October 2006)

The document was prepared in the second half of 2006 when a new government came into office. Consequently, it only assesses measures with implementation deadline until the first half of 2006. It also generally outlines measures in areas where the new government provided more detailed guidelines.

Progress Report 2006

National Reform Program of the Slovak Republic for years 2006 to 2008 (October 2005)

In March 2005 the heads of member states present at the summit of the European Council decided to enhance the dynamics of the Lisbon process, because results of the "half-time" assessment of the Lisbon strategy before the summit clearly indicated that the chief targets of the Lisbon strategy will not be achieved within the determined period. With the aim of avoiding failure, the European Council accepted several key measures changing the content as well as the mode of implementation of the intentions and targets of the Lisbon strategy in part. In conformity with new coordination processes, the strategies of member countries are drafted in three-year program cycles and are presented in National Reform Programs. The focus and content of these strategic documents are derived from the new guidelines of the EU economic policy – from the so-called Integrated Guidelines, while the most important specific priorities and individual activities are determined by individual member states.

As regards the Lisbon process, the Slovak Republic has in a way overtaken the events at the European level. In February 2005 the Slovak government adopted the Strategy of the Competitiveness of Slovakia by 2010 which is considered to be the National Lisbon Strategy and therefore it was also applied as a basis and focus of the National Reform Program for Slovakia.

The aim of the National Reform Program is so that Slovakia could reach the standard of living of advanced EU countries as fast as possible, by fast and sustainable economic growth. As with the National Lisbon Strategy, the National Reform Program is based on two pillars: finishing of structural reforms and maintenance of their results; and development of the knowledge economy. The National Reform Program is preferably focused on the development of five areas that promote the development of the creative potential of the Slovak economy best. They form one whole,in which each of them is equally important -education; employment; information society; research, development, and innovations; and business environment.

National Reform Program of the Slovak Republic for years 2006 to 2008