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  • Environmental tax receipts down by almost a fifth in 2020

    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.

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  • Slovenia issuing its own NFTs for Expo showcase

    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.

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  • FlyDubai launches flights between Ljubljana and Dubai

    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.

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  • Business sentiment declines in September

    Ljubljana, 24 September (STA) - Slovenia's business sentiment deteriorated in September after a period of improvement, with the indicator now at 4.7 percentage points, down 1.8 points from August. However, it is still up by 8.5 percentage points at the annual level, the Statistics Office reported on Friday.

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  • Deficit for 2020 narrower than originally assessed

    Ljubljana, 24 September (STA) - The Statistics Office has corrected the assessment of Slovenia's general government deficit for last year, downgrading it by EUR 250 million compared to the previous assessment to EUR 3.618 billion or 7.7% of the gross domestic product (GDP).

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  • Tourism reports solid figures for August

    Ljubljana, 24 September (STA) - Tourism accommodation facilities in Slovenia recorded more than a million arrivals in August as visitors spent almost three million nights there, which is 2% more than in the bumper year of 2019, the Statistics Office has reported.

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  • Dividends boost profit of Sovereign Holding

    Ljubljana, 22 September (STA) - Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) saw its half-year net profit increase more than five-fold year-on-year to EUR 26 million, chiefly as a result of much higher dividend entitlements. Return on equity rose to 6.4% from 4% in the first half of last year.

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  • TBP sees revenue down 16% in 2020, still finishes with profit

    Lenart, 22 September (STA) - TBP, the Lenart-based producer of push-pull bowden cables and plastics employing more than 900 people, saw its revenue decrease by 16% to EUR 54 million last year. The company nevertheless posted nearly half a million euro in net profit, a quarter of the figure in 2019.

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  • Average July wage slightly down to around EUR 1,950 gross

    Ljubljana, 22 September (STA) - The average gross pay in Slovenia in July stood at EUR 1,941, down 0.6% nominally and 0.2% in real terms on June. Totalling EUR 1,250, the average net pay was down 0.5% in nominal terms and 0.9% in real terms, the Statistics Office said on Wednesday.

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  • Consumer confidence continues to deteriorate

    Ljubljana, 22 September (STA) - Consumer confidence in Slovenia deteriorated for the third month in a row in September as the relevant indicator was down by one percentage point compared to August, which the Statistics Office attributes to more pessimistic expectations regarding the economic situation in the country and financial situation in households.

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  • Budget R&D spending up for fifth year in a row

    Ljubljana, 21 September (STA) - Budget funding for research and development (R&D) stood at EUR 243.5 million in 2020, up 11% over the year before and the fifth consecutive annual increase, show Statistics Office data. Spending increased in relative terms as well, amounting to 0.52% of GDP.

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