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  • EUR 65 million out of ERDF to mitigate Covid-19 impact

    Ljubljana, 18 September (STA) - The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will allocate EUR 65 million via Slovenia's state-run export and development SID Bank for financial instruments to mitigate ramifications of the Covid-19 epidemic. The funds will promote small and mid-sized businesses, said the Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy on Friday.

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  • Spar Slovenija to get new director next year

    Ljubljana, 18 September (STA) - Igor Mervič, the long-serving director general of the retailer Spar Slovenija, will end his tenure at the end of the year. He will be succeeded by David Kovačič, who will take up the top post on 1 January 2021, Spar Slovenija said on Friday.

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  • Concession contract for Sava hydro plants to be signed next month

    Krško, 18 September (STA) - A concession contract for the construction of a series of hydropower plants on the central Sava river is expected to be signed with the state-owned power utility HSE on 2 October, Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak has announced. The first to be built in the next 15 years are the Suhadol, Trbovlje and Renke plants.

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  • Slovenia with highest growth in construction in EU in July

    Luxembourg, 17 September (STA) - Slovenia recorded the highest growth in construction works in the EU in July, 12%, but the volume of construction works was nevertheless down by 1.9% compared to July 2019, the European statistics office Eurostat reported on Thursday.

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  • NLB chairman named AmCham Slovenia president

    Ljubljana, 16 September (STA) - Blaž Brodnjak, the CEO of NLB bank, has been appointed new president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia (AmCham Slovenia) for a two-year term in office. He succeeds Sašo Berger.

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  • GZS honours eight managers for outstanding achievements

    Dob, 15 September (STA) - Eight directors of companies from seven different industries received awards for outstanding achievements in business on Tuesday as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) gave out its annual awards, referred to as business Oscars, for the 52nd year.

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  • July wage figures mostly on par with June's

    Ljubljana, 15 September (STA) - The average net pay in Slovenia in July stood at EUR 1,176, which was 0.1% up on June nominally and 0.2% more in real terms, the Statistics Office reported on Tuesday, noting that the figures stayed mostly level since measures mitigating Covid-19 ramifications were effective in both months.

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  • FDI in Slovenia up 5% in 2019

    Ljubljana, 14 September (STA) - Foreign direct investment in Slovenia amounted to EUR 16 billion at the end of 2019, a 4.9% increase on 2018. Meanwhile, Slovenia's outbound FDI rose by 8.7% to EUR 6.6 billion, show data released by Banka Slovenije on Monday.

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  • Terme Maribor continues to struggle

    Maribor, 14 September (STA) - Terme Maribor, the city's former tourism flagship that passed into Russian ownership in 2013, continued to struggle in 2019, seeing a 32% drop in revenue to EUR 6,3 million while managing to stay EUR 1.7 million in the black due to the sale of its medical and wellness centre Fontana.

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