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An apparently peaceful week is behind us – the first "summery" week of the year. And yet there was a lot going on behind the scenes.

In the light of the Government's decisions in relation to NLB and the second-track project, which will have a considerable impact on Slovenia's future, we can only hope that economic growth, as forecast for us by the OECD, will leave a similar mark on our society. The lifting of the majority of austerity measures has boosted domestic consumption, which in turn has stimulated economic growth, now projected to reach 3.8% this year. All warnings and recommendations regarding the earliest possible implementation of the necessary structural reforms are, of course, appropriate here (meanwhile healthcare and labour market reforms are already intensively under way).

Perhaps we should draw courage from Slovenia's greatest reformer, Primož Trubar, the anniversary of whose birth we marked with yesterday's national holiday. Trubar was the central figure of Slovenian Protestantism in the sixteenth century and, at the same time, the most important figure in the development of foundations for the formation of the Slovenian nation. Most important of all, his desire to bring faith closer to ordinary people led him to write the first book in the Slovenian language, a decision that would have an irreversible influence on the history of the Slovenian people.

Government rejects minimum offer price for NLB

“Slovenian Government decided not to consent to the minimum offer price for Nova Ljubljanska banka shares and the offer price spread for shares,” stated Prime Minister Miro Cerar at yesterday’s press conference. more...

Changed border control regime at Obrežje border crossing for better traffic flow

The Slovenian Government has taken note of the Croatia's proposal to temporarily suspend joint border control at the Obrežje–Bregana border crossing and agrees that from 27 June to 1 October 2017 border control will be carried out at the Bregana border crossing in Croatia. more...

Slovenia regrets the withdrawal of the USA from the Paris Climate Agreement

The decision of President Trump to withdraw the United States of America from the Paris Climate Agreement is deeply regretted. The Agreement represents a historic accord that would guide the world towards sustainable development needed to heal our planet. more...

Slovenia among the signatories of multilateral convention to prevent base erosion and profit shifting

In the margins of the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, Finance Minister Mateja Vraničar Erman and representatives of numerous other countries and jurisdictions signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. more...

PM Cerar receives Finnish Parliament Speaker Maria Lohela

The Speaker of the Parliament of Finland, Maria Lohela, has paid an official visit to Slovenia at the invitation of her Slovenian counterpart, National Assembly President Milan Brglez. Her visit included high-level meetings with representatives of state institutions. She was also received by Prime Minister Miro Cerar. more...

Amber year: Novo mesto in the colours of amber

The present-day Dolenjska region of southeast Slovenia used to be part of the Amber Road. The world's largest and most important deposits of amber – the fossilised resin of coniferous trees – lie in the Baltic region, where amber has been harvested and extracted for millennia. more...


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