Latest News from Slovenia
As of today, Croatia has become the 20th member of the Eurozone and the 27th member of the Schengen area. More than 70 border points with Slovenia and Hungary and 12 - along the sea border are being removed. On this occasion, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is expected in Zagreb.
The Bank Assets Management Company (BAMC), Slovenia’s bad bank, will be wounded up come the new year, less than a decade after playing a key role in a major bank bailout. Its remaining assets, estimated at half a billion euros, will be transferred to Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH), the state assets custodian.
In 2021, in the European Union, residents under the age of 18 who were at risk of poverty or social exclusion represented 24.4 percent of all in this age group. At the same time, this share among the adult population of the Union was 21.1 percent, according to the latest data of the European statistical agency Eurostat.
Mutual fund management companies in Slovenia find that despite the increased uncertainty and drops on stock markets, investors continue to make net investments in mutual funds. They are optimistic in spite of the value of assets under their management having dropped slightly this year from a record-high of EUR 4.3 billion at the end of 2021.
The business and investment environment in Japan and Slovenia, opportunities for cooperation, and examples of best practice in smart cities, mobility and robotics topped the agenda of the Slovenian-Japanese Business Forum, organised on Wednesday by Spirit Slovenia and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
Ljubljana/Moscow, 26 October – The Slovenian government has responded to a Russian Foreign Ministry tweet featuring a photo from Slovenia alongside a warning that Ukraine was preparing to use a so called dirty bomb by stressing that radioactive waste in Slovenia is stored safely, is under supervision and is not used for dirty bombs.
Professor Bojan Mohar from the Ljubljana Faculty of Mathematics has become the first Slovenian researcher to win the prestigious ERC Synergy Grant. He will be part of an international team researching the dynamics of karst watercourses and the occurrence of phenomena in extreme situations such as floods and droughts.
Slovenia recorded 4.9 million tourist arrivals in the January-September period, a rise of 64.2% compared with the same period last year, the figures the Statistics Office released on Tuesday show.
Domestic tourists accounted for almost 1.6 million arrivals, with guests from Germany, Italy, Austria and Netherlands accounting for the bulk of foreign arrivals.