November 13, 2006

Capitol Hill Briefing with Ivan Miklos

“Rising from the East: The Triumph of Tax Reform in the Slovak Republic”

At the turn of the century, the economy of the Slovak Republic was in the midst of a revolutionary transformation. Serving as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Ivan Miklos was central to that effort. He oversaw a monumental restructuring of the country’s tax system, including a radical simplification of the tax code and the institution of a flat income tax. Slovakia became a competitive business climate and model for other developing nations almost overnight. What can the U.S. learn about tax reform from these growing countries? Will the mounting evidence in the experimental East translate into mainstream public policy in the West?

Please join us as we engage Minister Miklos in a discussion about the lessons of Slovakia’s tax reform and their continued success in spurring economic development. The event will be held on Monday, November 13, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the U.S. Capitol, HC-6.

This event is open to the public.

RSVP to Megan Carpentier by email or call 202.464.5120.

For media inquires please email Brian Phillips or call 202.464.5102.