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Lek opens new labs in Mengeš

Pharma company Lek, owned by Swiss multinational Novartis, has expanded its facility in Mengeš, just north of Ljubljana, in a project worth EUR 10m. The investment will create an additional 100 new jobs. The project included the construction of cutting-edge new laboratories for development of biopharmaceutical products, quality control and technical development of biophramaceuticals. The [...]

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Slovenia tops EIB investments per capita

The European Investment Bank (EIB) presented in Brussels on Thursday its 2015 lending report, which shows Slovenia at the top of the ranking in terms of total investment value supported by EIB per inhabitant. The bank lent EUR 798m to Slovenia, amounting to total investment value of EUR 4.4bn or EUR 2,125 per capita. The [...]

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Abris Capital endorsed to acquire Paloma

The shareholders of tissue maker Paloma have accepted the bid by Polish equity fund Abris Capital to acquire the company through a EUR 15m recapitalisation at EUR 3.3 per share. Abris was endorsed as Paloma’s new owner after hours of deliberation despite Eco Fund of Slovakia raising its bid twice during today’s shareholders’ meeting to [...]

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Violeta Bulc urges attracting private investors into transport projects

European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc argued the need to attract private capital to investments into European transport infrastructure, as she presented available financing mechanisms in Ljubljana on Tuesday. One such option is to combine non-refundable funds from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) with the mechanism of private capital with EU guarantees from the European Fund [...]

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Construction of Ljubljana’s first five-star hotel begins

The construction of what will be Ljubljana’s first five-star hotel began in the city centre on Wednesday. The 21-storey up-scale facility is expected to open its doors in 2017 to become the tallest building in the capital. Hotel Intercontinental Ljubljana is being built by Delta Holding, a Serbian holding owned by one of the country’s [...]

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Interview: Our State Must Become a Promotor of Sustainable Economic Growth and Development

Dr Miro Cerar has been the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia since August 2014. As he explains to The Slovenia Times, since that time the government has implemented measures and policies aimed at achieving long-term sustainable economic growth, including the recently adopted Asset Management Strategy for State Owned Enterprises, which Dr Cerar says [...]

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Interview: As a Small Country, Slovenia Needs Focus to Become More Competitive

Spaniard, Arturo Bris, is a researcher and professor at Switzerland’s IMD and Chairman of the World Competitiveness Center (WCC), which, every year, announce their annual world competitiveness rankings. The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook measures how well countries manage their resources and competencies to facilitate long-term value creation. As part of its ranking of 61 economies [...]

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FDI Summit 2015: Human talent is great advantage for better competitiveness of Slovenia, but management of this talent and knowledge is needed

The Slovenia Times and Faculty of Economics traditionally, for 6th consecutive year, co-organized FDI (Foreign Direct Investments) Summit Slovenia 2015, where top managers from Slovenian companies and leading economists, together with main foreign economic chambers in Slovenia (German, Austrian, Italian, American and British) talked about attractiveness of Slovenia for foreign capital. Main topic of this [...]

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Slovenian branch of Raiffeisen bank sold

Raiffeisen banka, the Slovenian subsidiary of the Austrian Raiffeisen bank, has been sold for an undisclosed sum to Biser Bidco, a company run by an affiliate of US investment fund Apollo Global Management. Raiffeisen announced its plan to pull out of the Slovenian market at the beginning of the year. The move comes after the US [...]

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Prime Minister Miro Cerar confirmed participation at FDI Summit Slovenia 2015

We are proud to announce that Prime Minister Miro Cerar will attend the FDI Summit Slovenia 2015 conference and share with us main goals and objectives of the new government. Register now to hear fromPM what is the plan for Slovenia in 2016.

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