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Vucic: Charles Michel, EC President, to organize WB leaders meeting in February

According to him, President of the European Council Charles Michel announced the gathering of Western Balkans leaders in February.
"I expect Michel to soon organize some kind of rally in February that will bring together all the leaders in the Western Balkans, so that we can continue dialogue", Vucic told Television Pink.

A list of the most powerful states in the world: Serbia overtook Croatia and Slovenia

The list was made based on the influence of states, as well as their political, economic and military power. The list of the 80 most powerful countries in the world is based on the responses of 21.000 people and was made by the media company US News and World Report.
Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia are also on the list of 80 most powerful countries, index.hr reports.

Serbia Faces Yugoslav-Era Debt Repayments for Years to Come

While Croatia and Slovenia have paid off their debts inherited from Yugoslavia, Serbia is still paying. And Belgrade's refusal to recognise Kosovo as independent has only increased its burden.

EU Households Spend over €1.1 Trillion on Transport

In 2018, households in the European Union (EU) spent 13.2% of their total consumption expenditure on transport. This represents a total expenditure of over €1.1 trillion, equivalent to 7.2% of the EU's GDP or €2 220 per EU inhabitant, Erostat data showed.

Romania, Croatia Withdraw Troops from Iraq Amid Tensions

Romania and Croatia said on Tuesday that they have joined other NATO countries in withdrawing military personnel from Iraq following the Baghdad parliament's call for foreign troops to leave the country in reaction to the US killing of a top Iranian general near the Iraqi capital on January 4.

Global internationalisation of Slovenian Exports is Imperative

Companies that understand digital transformation are consistently increasing their profits. You have highlighted the prominence of digital transformation at the very top of the Slovenian economy. In what ways is the Ministry contributing to such developments?

A new year and a new decade is always a time for reflection and resolutions

For our last edition of the decade, we open up with a column by Goran Novaković, CEO of the Slovenian Business Club, who contemplates whether the Slovenian society has enough enterprise and whether we are ambitious enough to become enterprising. This is precisely what this edition of The Slovenia Times is all about.

Slovenia carries out largest repatriation to date

Slovenian Interior Ministry data shows there are 335 Slovenian citizens in Venezuela, whereas the total number of people of Slovenian descent is estimated at 1,000.

Slovenian citizenship is not a condition for repatriation, which entails a special status and rights for 15 months, but Slovenian origin is.

Scholz: Tax on share dealing may be extended to other assets

The financial transaction tax on share dealing that 10 European countries hope to introduce from 2021 could be extended to cover trading in riskier assets, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said.

Despite efforts to cut emissions, Slovenia's second N-plant uncertain

The debate on a second reactor gained momentum in August as PM Marjan Šarec visited NEK, the only N-plant and one of the biggest electricity producers in Slovenia, unequivocally supporting the country's nuclear energy future.

Foreigners in one out of nine jobs in Slovenia

The overall number of people in a job in the country increased by half a percent from September and by 1.8% since October 2018, according to a report from the Statistics Office.

Roughly 10% of those having a job (92,885) were self-employed. Their number fell by 1.6% year-on-year. The number of other people in employment rose by 2.2% in the same time to 808,400.

PM Šarec sees nuclear as key to Slovenia's carbon neutrality

"The fact is ... that if we don't build a second reactor at the nuclear power station and close coal-fired power stations, we will not achieve environmental goals," Šarec said during questions time. "Things are very simple or very complicated, depending how you look at it."

Governor happy with situation in banking - sees challenges ahead

Vasle believes the situation is totally different than in 2013, when the state came to rescue the banks in a massive bailout: lending practices are better, there is no manager buyouts financed by loans and bank oversight is different.

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