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Positive trends


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Recently, Slovenia has been recording increasingly favourable economic results. In the first half of the year, positive trends were experienced in all sectors. In the second quarter of the year, the Slovenian economy generated the first surplus in the public finance after 2008. Both the import and export have increased, and the value of industrial production has also been growing.

The economic recovery has become more extensive. As a result, the data shows that, after almost eight years, the industrial processing activities have exceeded the pre-crisis production levels and the results have been improving in other industries as well. The improvement in economic situation is reflected in a greater number of employed persons, with the employment rate now having achieved levels similar to those from the period of the stable economic growth. Furthermore, the atmosphere in economy and among consumers remains positive, indicating continuously favourable trends also for the next few months.

Tourism is also one of the industries where the state has recorded excellent results this year. As many as 3.9 million tourists visited Slovenia last year, exceeding the record of 10 million overnight stays. According to Prime Minister Cerar, the Government sees tourism as one of state's most important strategic sectors and will adopt measures to improve its competitiveness and establish a friendlier business environment and more efficient promotion.

Slovenian Government supports CETA

At today's session, the Government discussed the view of the Republic of Slovenia on the proposal of the EU Council concerning the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada. The Slovenian Government supports the signing of Agreement, but only with a parliamentary reserve, which means that the National Assembly has the final say. more...

Slovenia continues to assist Bosnia and Herzegovina on its path towards the EU

On Monday and Tuesday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia paid an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina upon the invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Crnadak. more...

The economy continues to recover

According to the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development (IMAD), the economy's recovery and development are becoming more and more evident. This summer, the manufacturing activities exceeded the pre-crisis level for the first time, whereas the activity in services and construction has also increased in the last few months. more...

Ministers of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and Austria discussed the current migration situation

The main topic at Monday’s discussion between Slovenian Minister of Internal Affairs Vesna Györkös Žnidar and her Austrian colleague Wolfgang Sobotka was the situation in the field of migrations. more...

Move towards sustainable development in tourism

"I would like to congratulate everyone who works in the tourism sector and other institutions for the title of the First Global Green Destination," said Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar in his opening speech at the 6th Days of Slovenian Tourism event. " more...

Regular physical activity in all stages of life

From 10 to 16 October, the voluntary project entitled Symbiosis of Movement (Slov. Simbioza giba) will once again bring together various generations from entire Slovenia. more...

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