|Area:||20,273 sq km|
|Time zone:||GMT/UTC +1|
|International membership:||EU, NATO, OECD|
|International domain suffix:||.si|
|Country calling code:||+386|
|Language:||Slovenian, Italian and Hungarian (in ethnically mixed regions)|
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Velenje, 14 July (STA) - Home appliances maker Hisense Gorenje will not lay off production workers as initially planned. The company will instead employ soft methods to reduce the workforce, since orders have grown in recent weeks and June was the first profitable month this year.
Ljubljana, 13 July (STA) - The Infrastructure Ministry is drawing up legislative changes that will allow ride hailing services through a digital platform in the manner provided for instance by US giant Uber, Infrastructure Minister Jernej Vrtovec told parliament on Monday. He expects the government will discuss the proposal in the autumn.
This year, Slovenia ranked 35th among 63 countries on the competitiveness list compiled by the Swiss IMD Institute - two places higher than last year.
The government in Slovenia adopted a new stimulus package to help restart the economy after the COVID-19 epidemic disruptions. Measures include tourism vouchers, subsidies for shortened working hours, facilitating investments worth EUR500m, and favourable loans for businesses.
SPIRIT Slovenia has established a comprehensive online catalogue of investment opportunities in Slovenia.