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Competitiveness and talent are decisive factors for foreign investment – Slovenes need to change their attitude

“We are witnessing a global brain circulation and so Slovenia will have to strengthen its attractiveness for talent. We need to be able to reverse the brain drain, and attract young people to return home to use their experience gained abroad,” was one of the key messages of the 7th FDI Summit Slovenia 2016 which [...]

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Exclusive on 2016 FDI Summit Slovenia: Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Director of Prosperty Index at The Legatum Institute

In November, The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute, released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Covering 149 nations over the past decade, the Prosperity Index provides insight into why some countries have seen their prosperity rise, why some have seen it [...]

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Investment Environment in Slovenia is among the most stable ones in CE and SEE

On the occasion of the 2016 FDI Summit Slovenia, December 6, Dr. Jure Stojan from The Institute for Strategic Solutions, will present a forecast of changes in the stability of investment environments and current investment issues in Central and South East Europe, with special focus on Slovenia. Ljubljana based Institute for Strategic Solution prepared its [...]

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FDI SUMMIT SLOVENIA 2015 – Management of talent will improve competitiveness

The Slovenia Times and the Faculty of Economics Ljubljana have, for the last six years, co-organised the FDI (Foreign Direct Investments) Summit Slovenia. The 2015 Summit provided the opportunity for senior Slovenian politicians, top managers from both local and foreign companies, together with leading economists and the foreign economic chambers in Slovenia, to discuss the [...]

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Slovenia probing investor interest in London

Finance Minister Dušan Mramor will be in London Monday to meet potential buyers of Slovenian bonds at the UK headquarters of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mramor will present the government’s fiscal consolidation plans and measures to improve the business environment, the Finance Ministry said. The investors at the round table will also be briefed [...]

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Slovenia to increase promotion of exports, investments

The government plans to increase funding for the promotion of exports and foreign investment. The goal is to make the economy “highly internationalised” by 2020, Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek said on Tuesday. EUR 5m will be spent on the internationalisation programme this year and EUR 8m in 2017. Additionally, EUR 1m is budgeted for attracting [...]

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EIB to open Slovenia office in summer

After approving a record amount of financing for Slovenia last year, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will boost its presence in the country by opening an office in Ljubljana in the summer. This year, the EIB will focus on finding projects suitable for backing from the European Fund for Strategic Investments, EIB vice-president Laszlo Baranyay [...]

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Investments in Slovenian start-ups record high in 2015

Investment in Slovenian start-ups topped EUR 114m in 2015, which is almost double the 2014 figure. Most of the funds, EUR 108.6m, came from risk capital funds, entrepreneur Boštjan Špetič said at a Startup cafe event in Ljubljana on Wednesday. Crowdfunding contributed EUR 1.6m, EUR 806,000 came from business accelerators and another EUR 983,000 were [...]

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Foreign investors see no significant improvement in business environment

Foreign investors in Slovenia did not detect a significant improvement in the past year, shows an annual survey. Although a well-trained work force remains the main reason why companies invest in Slovenia, investors are unhappy with high taxes, the cost of labour and late payments. The survey conducted by the International Relations Research Centre of [...]

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