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Balanced development

11.11.2016

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Although a relatively small country, Slovenia is divided into 12 statistical regions. These are of immense importance for a balanced regional development in the country, although some differences can be observed in this respect. The Slovenian regional policy aims to promote a more balanced and even development, decrease the differences among the regions and strengthen the social and economic cohesion. Balanced regional development is also one of the priorities of the Slovenian government.

Some regions have better development potentials than others; however, it is a fact that there will always be certain development divides between the regions. Similarly, differences between the central and the peripheral areas will always exist as well. In line with its regional and development policy, the government makes efforts to overcome such differences and reduce the gaps in regional development. It advocates for a balanced development in regions, while its task is to create conditions for successful economic operation within each region since economic vitality of the entire country is a foundation for economic viability of the regions. The more development across regions is even and balanced and the more closely the principle of sustainability is observed, the greater the quality of life and social well-being for all citizens both in cities and towns as well as in the countryside.


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