23 September 2020
  • 15:14 Coronavirus Gave Boost to Sustainable Development
  • 10:50 Hot topics: Bled Strategic Forum and Political Turnaround in Montenegro
  • 09:50 Novi Sad – The Pannonian Melting Pot
  • 13:32 Klet Brda – The cradle of Rebula wine
  • 11:23 Literature among people

Southeastern Europe is a Theater of Great Powers, but Slovenia can Play a Strategic Role

To mark the publication of the eighth consecutive edition of The Adriatic Journal: Strategic Foresight 2020, the Institute for Strategic Solutions organised its traditional annual event in Ljubljana at the beginning of January. This year’s event, titled The West turns its back on the Western Balkans, focused on anticipated political, social and economic trends in […]

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Hot topics: Slovenian government passes budget for next 2 years; Kurti secures majority to form government; Over 20,000 teachers go on strike in Zagreb; Montenegro and Italy switch on undersea power cable

Slovenian government passes budget for next 2 years Slovenia’s National Assembly voted 49:41 to pass the budget acts for 2020 and 2021, in what was an important test of the coalition’s strength. The populist National Party (SNS) and both minority MPs provided the missing votes. The vote took place just weeks after the Left walked […]

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR GROWTH SLOWDOWN

Nobody is certain if and when the recession will come, but cooling of the economic growth is already happening. Therefore it is prudent and even necessary for companies to prepare for such scenario.   Take action today while the economic situation is still favorable, to make it easier to adjust if and when recession strikes. […]

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Without transparency and precise understanding of the consumer, trademarks cannot be successful

At the Export smarter: how to strengthen the value of Slovenian exports conference, organised by the Institute for Strategic Solutions together with media house Delo, participants discussed finding solutions and useful service information for Slovenian exporters in the supply chains of international companies and suppliers. The event provided attendees with answers to the many questions, […]

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Abanka sale completes privatisation of Slovenia’s largest banks

Slovenia’s daily Delo reports that Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) announced in June that the most favourable bid for the purchase of 100% of shares of Abanka was submitted by the Nova kreditna banka Maribor (NKBM), which is owned by the American investment fund Apollo. According to unofficial information published by Slovenian media, SSH decided to […]

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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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