New Rules of Transparency for State and in Slovakia


  • Prof. JUDr. Daniela Nováčková, PhD. Faculty of Management, Comenius University, Odbojárov 10, 820 05 Bratislava
  • PhDr. Silvia Matúšová, PhD. Vysoká škola ekonómie a manažmentu verejnej správy, Furdekova 16, 851 04 Bratislava



public administration, public finance, transparency, publicity, state aid


The aim of the paper is to assess the impact of EU regulations on the creation and development of state aid policy in the Slovak Republic in connection with proper functioning of the EU internal market and the strengthening of transparency. The present Slovak national system of state aid provision and control is significantly influenced by the regulations of modernization of state aid and by the implementation of principles of independence, transparency and publicity. The paper will examine the introduced measures of publicity related to state aid provision from public sources. In the paper we highlight the significance of transparency in the area of public finance provision to economic entities, which reduces uncertainty and enables enterprises to check whether the state aid provided to competitors was legal and legitimate.


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How to Cite

Nováčková, D., & Matúšová, S. (2018). New Rules of Transparency for State and in Slovakia. Socio-Economic and Humanities Studies, 8(2), 87–100.