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New Impetus

20.01.2017

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Not even a week has passed and we can report on another important foreign investment in Slovenia. The last week's news was that the auto-parts giant Magna International or its Magna Steyr subsidiary based in Graz was in the process of moving a part of its production to the area of its future Hoče-Slivnica production zone. The auto-parts giant is planning to set up a large paint shop in Slovenia to employ at least 400 people. This week's encouraging news is that the Japanese corporation Yaskawa Electric, the largest manufacturer of industrial robots in the world, will build its new European robot plant in Kočevje. Under this EUR 25 million investment, 170 to 200 new employments are planned.

There is also an obvious progress on the project of the new railway connecting Divača and Koper, which is one of the Government's priorities. The European Investment Bank, whose representatives visited Slovenia, is one of the key factors of the financial close for the second track of the Koper-Divača railway line.

Every new investment means a new life, new jobs and additional impetus to Slovenia. Favourable conditions created by the Government are the prerequisite for new investments, but political stability is a key factor. Economic growth is stable and prognoses are good, too. According to one of his latest interviews, the Prime Minister Cerar was optimistic, believing that Slovenia was gaining new impetus.


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