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Here Comes the Euro!

  • Slovakia Is on Course for Eurozone Membership. What Will Be the Irrevocable Parity of SKK/EUR?
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham Member: Citibank (Slovakia) We expect the Slovak exchange rate to be strongly influenced by “Euro adoption” related issues in the first half of 2008, despite the real economy’s continued development.

  • Letter to Members from Igor Barát, Government´s Plenipotentiary for Euro Introduction in SR
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Good Level of Awareness – The Key to Success At the time you are reading this issue of “Connection“, only approximately 300 days remain until January 1, 2009. This day was set as “the day“ for Slovakia’s conversion from the crown (koruna) to the common European currency. This unprecedented historical step will symbolically and factually complete the series of integration milestones which the Slovak Republic overcame in the previous two decades.

  • Interview with H.E. Vincent Obsitnik, New U. S. Ambassador to Slovakia
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    AmCham Slovakia would like to extend a warm and hearty welcome to the new Ambassador of the United States of America to Slovakia, H.E. Vincent Obsitnik. Ambassador Obsitnik comes to Slovakia with many years of experience in the business world and has had corporate executive careers with the IBM, Unisys and Litton Corporations. We look forward to intense mutually beneficial cooperation with Ambassador Obsitnik during his time in Slovakia. We are also pleased that His Excellency provided the AmCham “Connection” magazine with the following interview.

  • AmCham Membership Satisfaction Survey
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    This year, the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic is reviewing and evaluating the work of AmCham over the past five years through a membership survey.

  • Euro Adoption: Will It Be Beneficial?
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham Member: ING Bank During last few years, we have witnessed several attempts to discuss the pros and cons of the Euro. Unfortunately, discussions were often simplified by both camps – fans and opponents of the monetary union. To accurately assess the net benefits of the Euro adoption is actually a pretty difficult question.

  • How Well Prepared Are Slovak Organizations for Euro-Adoption?
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham Member: Ernst & Young Ernst & Young has performed a second online survey on the preparedness for Euro-adoption of selected Slovak financial and non-financial businesses and public entities. Compared to the results from spring 2007, the situation with regards to Euro-adoption preparations had improved by October and November 2007.

  • Euro Conversion: Business Challenge − Not Just a Systems Issue
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham Member: Accenture When the Slovak Republic joined the European Union, together with nine other countries on May 1, 2004, its accession marked not just the end of a long process, but also heralded the start of a new monetary era. This was because during the accession process the country had committed itself to fulfill the Maastricht Criteria and adopt the Euro as its national currency.

  • Euro Adoption in Slovakia: Lessons Learned So Far
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham Member: PricewaterhouseCoopers Although the Euro should become the official currency of Slovakia as of January 1, 2009, there are several issues that need to be addressed well before that day. Some of Slovakia’s largest companies started preparing for Euro adoption in 2007.

  • Communicating Within Your Euro Implementation Project: An Undesirable Burden Or a Unique Business Opportunity
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham Member: The Edison Consulting Group It is the nature of strategies to achieve advantages and a well prepared communication strategy can be the source of additional advantages within your EURO implementation project.

  • The Euro Currency in Your Accounting and Taxation System
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham Member: BMB Leitner Only a few days ago the Slovak Finance Ministry published the Draft regulation stipulating the detailed rules of financial data reporting and conversion in relation to the Euro introduction for the purposes of accounting, taxes, customs duties and fees on its website. This is one of the key regulations and its adoption is being anticipated at least as eagerly as the Act for Euro Introduction in Slovakia last year – as accounting and taxes are an inseparable part of any company.

  • Interview with Viktor Cingel, Member of the management board, Allianz - Slovenská poisťovňa
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    “Connection” spoke about the issues of the Euro adoption with Viktor Cingel, member of the management board of Allianz-Slovenská pois?ov?a, responsible for IT and Euro implementation.

  • Are You Ready for Euro Adoption?
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham Member: Deloitte It is common knowledge that Slovakia is currently preparing for the adoption of the Euro as its legal currency effective from January 1, 2009.

  • The Key Issues to Consider
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham Member: KPMG The introduction of the Euro as a replacement for the Slovak Crown will mark the final step along Slovakia’s road towards full integration into the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).

  • MEMBER QUIZ!
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Maybe you use it often already, but how well do you know this currency? The Euro first appeared in the wallets of 300 million Europeans in January 2002. Our questions are very diverse and might challenge your knowledge about the Euro. Please send your correct answers to connection@amcham.sk by the end of February 2008! This quiz is for members of AmCham Slovakia only! One lucky winner will receive an MP3 player!

 
 
 
 
 
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