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Tour of cooperation and success

16.06.2017

Photo: Vid Ponikvar
Slovenia can pride itself on having good economic indicators. Once again we are catching up with the most developed countries of the European Union, and growth has increased. However, exporters, both Slovenian and foreign-owned companies, small and large, desire even faster changes. Prime Minister Miro Cerar spoke with managers about this and about ways to increase Slovenia’s international competitiveness, improve confidence and additionally strengthen economic initiatives at a recent conference. In the course of a relaxed discussion, members of the business community reiterated their expectations and raised some of the most urgent issues such as how to improve the business environment by the end of the year, which will be a year of record growth, according to forecasts.

Slovenia cannot rest on the laurels of its good results. One of the key challenges to maintain the level of growth in the future is productivity. Productivity, which is one of the indicators of economic development, is the ratio between manufactured products and the amount of work invested in their production. In terms of productivity, Slovenia lags behind the EU average.

So what is the recipe for increased productivity? According to experts, it above all involves increased investment in knowledge, especially digital, good education and in particular the improvement of the business environment. This was one of the key messages of the government conference with managers – the creation of a more flexible business environment through cooperation.

At this moment, the Tour of Slovenia is under way, a four-day international cycling extravaganza, which from 15 to 18 June will once again unite the Slovenian worlds of sports, tourism and the economy. We can also pride ourselves on the fact that in the entire 23-year history of the race, Slovenia with eleven overall victories is by far the most successful of the 52 countries that have competed in this international cycling contest below the Alps.


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