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Domen Prevc flies to victory in Vikersund

What is the fifth World Cup victory in the career of the 19-year-old comes after the youngster already led Slovenia to first place in the team event in Vikersund on Saturday.

The Slovenian sky flying hill at Planica will host the World Cup finals next week.

Slovenia wins team flying event in Vikersund

In what was the tenth team victory overall for Slovenian ski jumpers, the foursome accumulated a total of 1632.9 points, the Germans 1606.3, whole the Austrians earned 1563.8 points.

Slovenia was in the lead after the first round, having earned 789 points, followed by Germany (775.8 points) and Austria (754.8 points).

The Bulgarian Economy Growth Lags Behind most Countries in the Region

Bulgaria remains behind most of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries on GDP growth at the end of last year. Eurostat data show that our country is behind Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia on this indicator and outpaces only the Czech Republic and Croatia in the last quarter of 2018 compared to the same period of the previous one.

JYSK Bulgaria Received the Investor of the Year Award For 2018

JYSK Bulgaria received the Investor of the Year Award 2018. The company invested over 100 million euros in a new distribution center located in Bozhurishte near Sofia. The facility has two fully automated 42.5 meter warehouses and will operate at full capacity by June 2019.

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?