Marja Novak

Slovenia July business sentiment up for third month in a row

24 Jul 2020

LJUBLJANA Sentiment among Slovenian businesses improved for the third month in a row but remained deeply negative in July, the statistics office said on Friday, after hitting an all-time low in April as the country battled the coronavirus pandemic.

OECD urges Slovenia to introduce pension and labour reforms

20 Jul 2020

BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia Slovenia should introduce pension and labour reforms, reduce barriers to competition and foreign investment and press on with privatisation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said on Monday.

Slovenian parliament endorses coronavirus contact tracking app

10 Jul 2020

LJUBLJANA Slovenia on Thursday approved the use of a coronavirus contact tracking app which will be obligatory to use for those who are infected or who are in quarantine.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump statue set on fire in Slovenia

09 Jul 2020

ROZNO, Slovenia A wooden sculpture of U.S. first lady Melania Trump was torched near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia, on the night of July Fourth, as Americans celebrated U.S. Independence Day, said the artist who commissioned the sculpture. | Video

Slovenia's ruling coalition agrees cooperation with opposition

03 Jul 2020

LJUBLJANA Slovenia's centre-right ruling coalition sought on Friday to strengthen its tiny majority as it steers a recovery from economic woes caused by coronavirus, signing a cooperation agreement with an opposition party and two independent parliamentary members.

UPDATE 1-Slovenia GDP to shrink 7.6 pct in 2020, says govt institute

24 Jun 2020

LJUBLJANA, June 24 Slovenia's economy will shrink 7.6% this year due to the coronavirus, the government's macroeconomic institute UMAR said on Wednesday, revising down an April forecast of 8.1% contraction.

Slovenia wins its first Michelin stars

16 Jun 2020

LJUBLJANA Slovenian restaurants received the country's first ever Michelin stars on Tuesday with Hisa Franko getting two out of the maximum possible three stars and five other restaurants one each.

Baby dragons take their bow in a Slovenian cave

16 Jun 2020

POSTOJNA, Slovenia Three rare aquatic creatures known as baby dragons are going on display in an aquarium at Slovenia's Postojna Cave, one of the country's biggest tourist attractions. | Video

Slovenia central bank sees 2020 GDP down 6.5% due to coronavirus pandemic

08 Jun 2020

LJUBLJANA The Bank of Slovenia expects the county's GDP to fall 6.5% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic before rising by 4.9% in 2021, it said on Monday.

Slovenia Q1 GDP down 4.5% q/q, full virus impact yet to emerge

29 May 2020

LJUBLJANA, May 29 Slovenia's economy shrank by 4.5% quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of 2020 as the coronavirus impact began to be felt and exports fell 1.6% year-on-year, in their first decline since the second quarter of 2012, the statistics office said.

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