Germany is generally regarded as the "economic engine of Europe", so
when they offer an opinion about the economy of smaller states, it
is worth considering. I ran across not one but three articles in
English on the Spiegel (German newsmagazine) site:
"SLOVAKIA, The Ireland of the East"
""A CHAT WITH SLOVAKIA'S TREASURY SECRETARY, "An Assault on our
"EASTERN EUROPE'S ECONOMIC BOOM, The Tiny Tigers"