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What will be the focus of bilateral relations in 2019

As neighboring countries, Italy and Slovenia share important bilateral relations: from trade and investment to tourist flows. In fact, Italy is Slovenia's second commercial partner with a 13.5% market share, whereas Slovenia is the main Italian partner from the former Yugoslavia plus Albania area, absorbing over a third of its total trade.

Tax restructure high on Government agenda

In a report from May 2018, the OECD identified that only 14% of total tax revenues in Slovenia comes from income tax (the average in OECD countries being 25%), while it collects 40% from social contributions (the OECD average is 26%). According to their assessment, such a system increases the cost of work and discourages employers from hiring.

Florida in Slovenia

One of the greatest successes of Slovenian politics is the fact that it has not managed to establish an efficient and more importantly, rational model of local self-management in nearly three decades of Slovenian independence. In the times of the former socialist Yugoslavia, Slovenia had a total of 66 municipalities.

Romania is Now the 9th in the EU in Terms of GDP

The Bulgarian economy, calculated according to the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) at current prices is as big as those of Croatia and Estonia combined. This shows calculations by the Eurostat statistical office for 2017. According to the data, our gross domestic product (GDP) for the past year, calculated on a PPP basis, is equal to 107.190 billion.

Consumption Per Capita Varied Between 54% and 132% of the EU Average

Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) is a measure of material welfare of households. Across the Member States in 2017, AIC per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 54% of the European Union (EU) average in Bulgaria to 132% in Luxembourg.

Jurij Subic Tribute | Athens | To January 14

The Numismatic Museum pays tribute to Jurij Subic, the Slovenian painter invited to do the murals and ceiling paintings of the Ilion Melathron by Ernst Ziller, who had designed the mansion, and German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, who was to live there, in December 1879.

Eurostat: Sofia Airport is on the 63nd Position Among the 150 Airports in the EU

Sofia Airport is 63rd in terms of number of passengers in 2017 from about 150 airports of EU countries, according to Eurostat data on today's 7th of December, which is marked as International Aviation Day.

Last year, around 6.5 million passengers passed through Sofia Airport, which is 30% more than in the previous 2016, according to European statistics.

Bosnian Serb Strongman to Sack 16 Ambassadors

After meeting the new President of Republika Srpska, Zeljka Cvijanovic, on Thursday in Banja Luka, Milorad Dodik, the former RS President and new Serbian member of the Bosnian Presidency, said he would be seeking to replace a list of Bosnian ambassadors.

Industrial Producer Prices Up by 0.8% in Euro Area

In October 2018, compared with September 2018, industrial producer prices rose by 0.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September 2018, prices increased by 0.6% in both zones.

British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce is Chamber of the year 2018

With innovative projects such as Sports meets business, trade and investment conferences in the UK, British month in Mercator Šiška, Brexit Ambition initiative, Beer Bulli digital project, Tea with Reason business breakfasts and the prestigious Christmas gala in London, they managed to increase the visibility of the Chamber and doubled the number of members in the last two years.

Slovenian President Borut Pahor visits Athens

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (r) shakes hands with Slovenian President Borut Pahor (l) during their meeting in Athens, Tuesday. Pahor is in Athens on an official visit. [EPA]

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