European Union

Of all European countries, Slovakia has the lowest share of foreign residents among its population. Very little attention is paid to migration issues in Slovakia, and irregular migration is no exception. Policies are largely shaped by Slovakia?s commitments to its accession to the EU and the Schengen zone. Irregular migrants mainly enter the country from Ukraine and leave for Austria. The small irregular resident population is probably predominantly from the neighbouring Ukraine. 

Short Information

CLANDESTINO Policy Brief  (July 2009)



Background information

Capital: Bratislava
Total population (2007): 5 393 637
Foreign nationals (2007): 32 130
Foreign nationals as % of total: 0.6%
EU member since: 2004