INTEGRATION OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ITS CONTRIBUTION FOR SLOVAK TOURISM
Anton STRAŠÍK, Anna FRIEDOVÁ
Univerzita Mateja Bela
Katedra cestovného ruchu a spoločného stravovania
975 90 Banská Bystrica, Slovak republic
The entrance of the Slovak Republic in the community of advanced European countries brings many opportunities for Slovak tourist enterprises. The expansion of the European Union, as a part of world economic globalisation, also presumes the change and harmonisation of preconditions for entrepreneurial environment. The harmonisation of conditions for entrepreneurial environment can give a significant impulse and great opportunities for the development of small and medium-sized businesses in tourism. Although the entrance of Slovakia in the European Union creates the opportunities for the origin of multinational and integration groups of tourist enterprises, strengthens their capital power, and increases their competitiveness on the market of tourism of the third countries, it also brings several risks for tourist enterprises.
Key words: extent of the European Union, tourism, harmonisation of entrepreneurial activities, co-operation of enterprises, integration of enterprises.