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350 million potential customers within a radius of 1000 km. Almost the whole of the EU within a radius of 2000 km. Gateway to the Balkans and another 440m inhabitants. Politically stable. EU Member State. Member of the Schengen area. Euro adopted as of 1 January 2009. 19% flat tax regime. No withholding taxes on dividends. Investment incentive packages (subject to EU rules). Highly skilled and flexible workforce. Low cost of labour versus high labour productivity. Low cost of living. Wide selection of land available for purchase. Excellent telecommunications infrastructure. Highway network growing steadily. Very good rail services for both passengers and freight. Trans-European water transportation via the River Danube. Direct international air services between Bratislava and many European cities, and Vienna International Airport just 30 minutes from Bratislava.
20. A country of considerable natural beauty.
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