§ Mr. Baldry
Know-how fund assistance in Slovakia will continue to focus on financial services and banking; management and educational training; small and medium enterprise development; good governance and public administration.
An important element of our strategy is to extend the work of the know-how fund beyond Bratislava to the regions. The first phase of a three-year multi-sectoral regional capacity building project will begin in July 1995 and terms of reference for a rural tourism initiative in the Gemer region of eastern Slovakia are being drawn up. We continue to support the development of economic regeneration strategies through the local authorities technical links scheme and through an on-going project aimed at local government reform. Know-how fund assistance will also begin to reflect Slovakia's wish to join the European Union.