Latest News from Slovenia

Less than 1/5 of Senior Managers in the EU are Women

Nearly 9.4 million people in the EU are in leadership positions, with 6 million of them being men (64 percent of all managers) and 3.4 million women (36 percent), Eurostat said.

NHL's Penguins sign Slovenian player Drozg

The general manager of the NHL team Jim Rutherford announced yesterday that Drozg's three-year contract would start in the 2019-20 season.

The 19-year-old will thus join Los Angeles Kings captain Anže Kopitar, one of the best players in the NFL, as the second Slovenian in the world's strongest ice hockey league.

JYSK Opens 300 New Jobs and at Least 3 Stores in Bulgaria

Danish furniture chain JYSK achieved 68.6% growth in Bulgaria's turnover for the financial year 2017/2018, reaching sales of BGN 43.3 million, reported moneybg.

Profit before tax for the 12 months to end of September increases by impressive 354% to 1.27 million. Globally, the turnover reached € 3.58 billion and the pre-tax profit was € 474 million.

Bulgaria and Slovenia are the Last in Online Trade in the EU

In 2017, one out of five businesses across the EU sells via computer networks such as the Internet or other forms of electronic data interchange. These e-sales amount to 17% of the total turnover. Within the framework of electronic sales, 7% of the total turnover comes from Internet sales, Eurostat writes.

"EU membership of Balkan states - question of war or peace"

Juncker - who showed up for a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday wearing a bandaid across his cheek, apparently a shaving accident - warned that, otherwise, there is a risk of "a return to the 1990s."

Recent issues show financial markets are relatively poor in predicting political developments

On Dec 14, 2018, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'A+/A-1' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Slovenia. The outlook remains positive. As the S&P Global claims: "The country's current account is in a substantial surplus, while net government debt is set to fall below 50% of GDP by 2020." What are your thoughts?

"Croatians reselling Serbian wheat in Kosovo"

Serbian officials had promptly warned about a black market springing up, immediately after Pristina (increased by 100 percent) its taxes on Serbian product, Ljajic told Radio-Television Serbia on Wednesday.

And he added, "When you look at the stores in the north and the south of Kosovo, you can seen that there are Serbian goods that appear there via various channels."

˝I believe that both the EIB and EBRD will want to cooperate on a regional project as large as the construction of the Divača-Koper track.˝

Deloitte, the company that developed the Investment Plan, assessed that the investment of EUR 1,194m for the Divača-Koper track is economically and financially feasible. What is the estimated capital injection from Slovenia and does it depend on the extent of financing from other countries? What assurances can Slovenia expect from them?

Europroject Will Improve Air Quality in Six Large Municipalities in Bulgaria

The European Commission has announced an investment of € 116.1 million under the LIFE program for the environment and climate action, its press service announced, quoted by bTV. 

Air pollution from heating and transport is a significant problem in Bulgaria.

FYROM raises NATO flag ahead of name change

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has raised a NATO flag at its main government building, as members of the alliance continued to ratify the country's accession agreement.

Wine Heroes of New Europe

One of main objectives of 2019 Grand VINART Tasting, taking place 1 - 2nd of March, is to present the potential, variety and quality of wines from New Europe. In the wine world, it unites, in addition to Slovenia and Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia and Serbia.

Bulgaria Ranks 7th in Road Safety in the EU

The probability of getting into a road crash in Austria is 9 times greater than in Denmark. This is a study by the European Commission, published by the British Daily Mail.

Ilka Štuhec defends downhill title at World Championships

The 22nd World Championship medal for Slovenia marks a dream comeback for the 28-year-old, who returned to competition this season after sitting out the entire previous season due to a knee injury.

Štuhec finished the shortened course - it was cut by almost a quarter due to bad weather - in 1 minute, 1.74 seconds, 0.23 seconds ahead of Corinne Sutter of Switzerland.