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

Slovakia (Slovak: Slovensko), officially the Slovak Republic (Slovak: Slovenská republika) is a landlocked country in central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, the Czech Republic to the west, Hungary to the south and Austria to the southwest. Slovakia's territory spans about 49,000 square kilometers and is mostly mountainous. The population is over 5.4 million and consists mostly of Slovaks. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, second largest city is Košice. The official language is Slovak.

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."

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