Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Dates to watch in 2013
11.-12.1. The Czechs elect their president, for the first time by a direct vote
15.-16.1. Euromoney conference – The Central and Eastern European Forum – will be held in Vienna
14.2. Flash estimates of the 4Q2012 GDP will be released
February - Latvia officially applies for Eurozone membership
19.3. Energy conference "Inside Ukraine" of The Economist magazine to be held in Vienna
22.4. Eurostat published 2012 debt and deficit figures for EU countries
30.4. Slovak Council for Budget Responsibility will publish its first estimate of the country's "net wealth"
2.5. The Governing Council of the ECB will meet in Bratislava, Slovakia
May – ECB's Convergence Report will most probably conclude that Latvia has met all criteria and may join the Eurozone in 2014
around 20.6. – Eurostat to publish GDP per capita in PPS, the 2012 figures. Slovakia will have matched Portugal and Greece.
1.7. Croatia becomes the 28th member of the EU
around 22.10. – Eurostat will publish estimates whether the countries meet their three-percent public finance deficit targets in 2013
November – TREND magazine awards Slovak firm, bank and an insurance company of the year