Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1993 by the Slovenská republika


Slovakia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Slovak Republic (short form: Slovakia; Slovak: Slovensko, long form Slovenská republika) is a landlocked state in Central Europe. It has a population of over five million and an area of about 49,000 square kilometres. Slovakia is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. The largest city is the capital, Bratislava, and the second largest is Košice. Slovakia is a member state of the European Union, NATO, United Nations, OECD and WTO among others. The official language is Slovak, a member of the Slavic language family. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 8.12, Rank: 27, Personal Freedom: 8.78, Economic Freedom: 7.45, Democracy Index: 6.91
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.45, Rank: 39
Slovakia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 89, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
"In 2015, Slovakia's prime minister, Robert Fico, joined a number of other Central European leaders who responded to Europe's refugee crisis by pushing back against the mandatory resettlement quotas prescribed by the European Union (EU). In December, Slovakia filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Justice, challenging the refugee redistribution scheme."