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FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN SLOVENIA

The increase in inward FDI in Slovenia was mostly attributable to transactions (EUR 1,139.5m), and less to other changes (EUR 198.2m). The largest inflows in 2016 were in the form of equity transactions, which amounted to EUR 938.1m. The largest factors in the increase were foreign investment in financial and insurance activities and in manufacturing (EUR 643.1m).

Transition of the City of Maribor to a Circular Economy

The Municipality is currently among the few, not just in Slovenia, which is redirecting its operations, the performance of its businesses and citizens, toward the efficient resource management model.

Russian Gas Supplies to Italy have Resumed

Gas supplies from Russia to Italy, which broke off on Tuesday because of the accident at the Baumgarten Austrian gas distribution center, were resumed last night, Reuters reported.

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Political Overview: Pahor concerned the refugee issue may affect the geopolitics of the EU

Pahor, who starts his new five-year term in the office at the end of December, said that it would be important for Slovenia to do its bit as a sovereign country and as an EU and NATO member, in order to contribute to stabilisation and deal with issues internationally. One of the biggest challenges Pahor identified was the refugee issue, where he believes that the EU has failed the test.

Part of Europe Left Without Gas Due to the Explosion in Austria

A number of European capitals were left without gas after the explosion at the Baumgarten hub in Austria. The most affected are Italy, Slovenia, but also Hungary and Croatia, the Austrian regulator "I-Control" announced.

Instead of being "taught by subject" children are "taught by topic"

The latest OECD Economic Survey of Slovenia (September 2017) encourages Slovenia to boost investment and productivity through better skills and regulation. What are the measures Slovenia needs to implement to achieve this?

Human rights a top concern, but much work to do still

Noting that Slovenia will take over the presidency of the UN Human Rights Committee on 1 January, UKOM said that the country would focus above all on respect of children's rights, gender equality and empowerment of women, and the rights of the elderly.

Slovenia to host its first Half Iroman next September

The long-distance triathlon race, taking place on 23 September and organised by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), will consist of a 1.9 km swim, a 90 km bike ride and a 21.1 km run.

In "surprising and unique" move Slovenian spies go on strike

They are demanding higher wages and better working conditions, Tanjug said on Thursday, citing an AP report.

The US agency quoted Slovenia's Public Administration Minister Boris Koprivnikar as describing the strike as "surprising and unique."

Maribor Mayor accept the title"EUROPEAN CITY OF SPORT 2018"

As part of the event, attended by more than 150 representatives of European cities, capitals, and associations, active promotion of Maribor and Slovenia as a sports destination took place.

Slovenia's Javorca Church receives European Heritage Label

The Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit atop the 571-metre Javorca hill in the north-west is Slovenia's second item on the list after the clandestine WWII hospital museum Franja won the label in 2015.

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