|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, 25 September (STA) - Environmental taxes paid into the national budget amounted to EUR 1.309 billion in 2020, 18.4% less than in the year before. Energy taxes represented more than four-fifths of the overall tax take, while almost two-thirds of total taxes was paid by households.
Dubai, 25 September (STA) - Slovenia will become the world's first country to issue its own non-fungible tokens (NFT) to promote the achievements of its businesses and its tourism destinations. The tokens will be gifted to visitors to Slovenia's pavilion at the Expo show in Dubai opening on 1 October.
Brnik, 24 September (STA) - Budget carrier FlyDubai launched scheduled flights between Ljubljana and Dubai on Friday in what is a culmination of ten-year efforts by the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. The connection will also be important for connectivity with Asia and Oceania.
Peter Florjančič, Slovenia's best inventor credited with 42 patents and over 400 innovations, passed away in November aged 102.
Slovenia’s best innovations of the year were presented on Innovation Day last November. The winning innovations include a wide spectrum of products and solutions, from new robot cells to original ice cream cones.
Life sciences are one of the most dynamic areas of industry and research on a global level: Slovenia is no exception.