24 May 2019
  • 14:37 Tito’s magical birthplace
  • 11:24 Modern Warfare in uncertain times
  • 11:31 Slovenia’s ports and roads connect East with West
  • 13:25 Yaskawa robots factory starts production in Slovenia
  • 11:35 HOT TOPICS IN APRIL: Croatia’s unemployment drops further; Serbia’s press freedom continues to decline; Russia and Serbia to abolish roaming charges

Slovenia’s ports and roads connect East with West

Well-developed transport infrastructure and excellent connections to the Port of Koper, which offers the shortest transport route from the Far East through the Suez Canal to Europe, strengthen the favourable geostrategic position of Slovenia and contribute to the country’s exceptional potential for transport and logistics. Slovenia has a favourable geostrategic position and thus exceptional potential […]

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Yaskawa robots factory starts production in Slovenia

The new factory, opened in April, will complement Yaskawa’s two production facilities in Japan and China and cover approximately four-fifths of Europe’s demand for Motoman robots. The Japanese corporation Yaskawa, which is considered the largest producer of industrial robots in the world, opened a new plant of industrial robots and a European robotics development center […]

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HOT TOPICS IN APRIL: Croatia’s unemployment drops further; Serbia’s press freedom continues to decline; Russia and Serbia to abolish roaming charges

Unemployment rate in Croatia drops further in March Unemployment rate in Croatia to 9.5% in March from 10.2% in February, with 8,600 citizens finding employment during the period, the state statistics bureau reported. The figures showed that at the end of March, there were 1.38m employed persons in Croatia, an increase of 0.6 percent on […]

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Joining the prestigious list

Slovenia is the first country in the region to have a business school included on the Financial Times business school rankings. By Maja Dragovic The latest recognition amongst a number of accolades in recent years, including Equis in 2006 and AACSB in 2010, sets University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics (FELU) further apart from its […]

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Poor legal frameworks keep foreign investors away from Western Balkans

Western Balkan countries need to put more effort into attracting foreign capital to help them end the deadlock and strengthen their economies. Egon Zakrajšek, senior adviser and a member of the Federal Reserve Board (Fed) in Washington, warns that the global environment in 2019 can be marked by potential negative scenarios that could have a significant impact […]

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The future of banking in the region

The Slovenian banking system is solid, banks are better capitalized than before the economic crisis, they have adopted different business models, and they have fewer unprofitable loans. Also different is the supervising system, and if something was to go wrong, it would be noticed soon, says the Governor of the Bank of Slovenia, Boštjan Vasle […]

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HOT TOPICS IN MARCH: Karadžić gets life sentence; Croatia shipyards face bankruptcy; Gorenje’s record losses; Croatia’s back in investment category

Radovan Karadžić, the former president of Bosnian Serbs, was sentenced to life in prison at an appeals court in The Hague after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.​ In 2016, Karadžić was found guilty on 10 counts including genocide in Srebrenica, persecution of Bosniaks […]

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Winners of the future: The innovative, creative, and conscious of the human capital potential

Saša Mrak, President of the Managers’ Association of Slovenia Slovenian management is generally well-trained, but in order to be more effective in the future, it has to show more openness towards contemporary ideas and flexibility towards challenges it faces. With one of the highest growth in the last decade and favourable export forecasts for the future years, […]

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Serbian PM Ana Brnabić will open »Serbian Davos« on Sunday

Serbian PM Ana Brnabić will officially open the 26th Kopaonik Business Forum that will take place from 3rd to 6th March. The event will be held under the title: Serbia Ten Years after the Great Recession: The Imperative of the Robust Growth. This year’s forum will discuss most important current topics, from business and geopolitics […]

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FEBRUARY HOT TOPICS: IKEA clears path for its store in Slovenia; NATO agreement with North Macedonia; Coca Cola buys Serbian Bambi

Final hurdle removed for Ikea in Slovenia Ljubljana’s city council approved Ikea’s initiative to change the municipal spatial plan (OPN), daily Delo reported in February.  This decision enables the Swedish company to meet all the conditions to start the construction of its store in the BTC City shopping center in Ljubljana, Ikea reports. The new plan has […]

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