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Jasna Lake, Kranjska Gora. Photo: Matic Štojs/Mostphotos
Economic confidence in Slovenia has reached pre-crisis levels. According to the latest data from the Statistical Office, this is demonstrated by the continued growth of an indicator of the economic climate. We have reached the level of the period before the economic crisis.

However, as Prime Minister Miro Cerar stated at the awards ceremony for the Gazela (Gazelle) Awards for the fastest-growing Slovenian companies, the high level of economic growth is not a given. It is the result of the exceptionally good operations of entrepreneurs, global conditions and measures, and government policies. If the positive trend is to continue, Slovenia will have to improve its export efficiency, maintain its high level of trust among consumers, and continue to make infrastructure investments, added the Prime Minister. In order to ensure the improved competitiveness of Slovenian companies, in future budgets the Government will earmark increased funds for infrastructure, science, security and healthcare.

This week, Slovenia made Lonely Planet’s bucket list of next year’s top travel destinations. The renowned travel guide described Slovenia’s Julian Alps as offering “mountain bliss in an overlooked corner of Europe”, and added them to their bucket list of top regions to visit in 2018. According to the guide, the Julian Alps, which were “[o]nce suitable only for the intrepid ... are gently opening the door to every stripe of traveller”. Slovenia’s Julian Alps, which made the list of “ten regions rising up our bucket list” in Lonely Planet’s feature section “Best in Travel 2018”, were described as having the “natural appeal of Chamonix or Zermatt, but with fewer crowds”.

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