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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.