|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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Ljubljana, 02 June (STA) - About a third of small businesses in Slovenia believe they will have to cut jobs as a result of the coronavirus crisis, as orders are expected to remain significantly lower in the coming three months, showed a survey released on Tuesday by the Chamber of Small Business (OZS).
Kranj, 02 June (STA) - The Kranj-based Goodyear Dunlop Sava Tires saw its net sales revenue rise by 2.6% to almost EUR 226 million last year. The company attributes the rise to higher sales in the local Adriatic markets (up by 6.8%), higher prices and better structured sales programme. Net profit topped EUR 8 million, said the company on Tuesday.
Ljubljana, 01 June (STA) - The Automotive Cluster of Slovenia (ACS) has welcomed the decision to extend subsidies for idled workers, noting that 10,000 jobs in the automotive industry were at risk because of the Covid-19 crisis. The extension of the scheme into June will help save many jobs, the ACS said.
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.
Last week, the Slovenian government adopted a new stimulus package to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the economy. The measures will be in place until 31 May 2020. For companies, the new package includes entire pay compensation for temporary layoffs (80% of the salary), tax and loan payment deferrals, loan guarantees and financing of social contributions.