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Slovenia allocated € 1 billion for research and development (R&D) in 2020

According to provisional data, gross domestic expenditure on research and development (GERD) in Slovenia in 2020 reached a record of 1 billion euros, which is 2% more than in 2019. Compared to last year, a trend in The increase in gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD) is significant, both in absolute terms and as part…

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Gorenjska banka bought Sberbank in Slovenia

Gorenjska Banka bought Sberbank in Slovenia Gorenjska Banka, the Slovenian bank owned by AIK Banka Srpska, has signed an agreement to buy the Slovenian branch of Russian Sberbank. Following approval by regulators, the merger would create the third largest banking group in the country. The legally binding contract signed by Gorenjska Banka is part of…

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Slovenia: PM Jansha at the COP26 International Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansha stressed in his speech to participants at the COP26 International Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, that “now is the last time to offer a realistic path towards the 1.5 degree target”. He added that Slovenia, in the role of presidency of the EU Council, is working with European partners…

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Slovenia: In October 2021, the annual growth of consumer prices 3%, at a monthly level of 0.9%.

Annual growth was driven mostly by higher oil prices, while monthly inflation was largely due to higher clothing and footwear prices, the Slovenian Statistics Agency said in a report. In October 2021, the annual increase in consumer prices was 3%. In October 2020, price growth was negative, -0.1%. The average 12-month price increase was 1%…

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Slovenia: DuluxGroup Limited plans to take over the Jub factory

DuluxGroup Limited, an Australian paint group owned by Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. (NPHD) of Japan, has confirmed the entry into a binding agreement to buy Jub, a large Slovenian paint company, in a deal worth 194.5 million euros. DuluxGroup plans to turn Jub into a hub for Central and Eastern Europe, preserve its existing brands…

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Slovenia: Jansha accused the court of bias

The Slovenian Association of Judges has protested after Prime Minister Janez Jansha indicted the court, which ordered him to pay damages in a defamation lawsuit filed by the opposition Social Democrats (SD) over political bias. The Velenja Local Court earlier ordered Prime Minister Janez Jansha to pay 10,000 euros in damages and apologize to the…

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Slovenia: Almost 17% more people died in Slovenia in 2020 than in 2019

In 2020, 24,016 people died in Slovenia or 3,428 (16.7%) more than in 2019. The average age of death in 2020 was one year higher than in 2019. High mortality, especially in November and December, contributed to highest negative natural increase after 1945. In 2020, 11,733 men and 12,283 women died in Slovenia. Compared to…

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Slovenia: Minister Hoys said Europol is a key partner in internal security

The National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia and the European Parliament co-organized the ninth meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Control Group on Europol, which was held in Brussels. The meeting was dedicated to an overview of Europol activities this year and the presentation of the Draft Europol Multiannual Programming Document 2022-2024. Cybercrime in the…

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Slovenia: Prime Minister and Minister of Defense received death threats

Media in Slovenia reported on Sunday afternoon that Prime Minister Janez Janša and Defense Minister Matej Tonin on Friday received threats by mail, with live ammunition attached to letters. The offices of the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense later confirmed the threats. As reported by the media, on Friday, Prime Minister Janez Janša and…

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Slovenia has joined the call for the creation of an EU rapid reaction force

Slovenia and four other EU countries have drafted a proposal to transform existing EU battle groups into a rapid reaction force in an initiative driven by the experience of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, where the EU was to to rely on the US, the German press agency DPA reported. The report says the concept proposed…

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Slovenia: In September 2021, producer prices rose again: monthly by 0.8% and annually by 8.6%

In September 2021, producer prices rose on average by 0.8% compared to the previous month. Producer prices in the domestic market increased by 0.7% on average and producer prices in the non-domestic market by 0.8%, the National Statistics Agency announced. Prices of industrial products sold in the markets of euro area countries increased by 0.9%,…

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Slovenia: Minister of Justice under investigation for tax evasion

The Murska Sobota District Court has opened a formal investigation against Slovenian Justice Minister Marjan Dikaučič on suspicion of tax evasion and forgery of documents, the commercial portal POP TV reported on Tuesday. The minister has denied all allegations. Media in Slovenia said that the Murska Sobota District State Prosecutor’s Office asked the court to…

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Slovenia: NPK Krško is safe, said IAEA review

An expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Krško Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Slovenia, the Agency announced on its website. The plant operator, Nuklearna Elektrarna Krško (NEK), requested the Pre-SALTO review mission (Long-Term Operation Security Aspects). SALTO teams review the long-term safe…

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Slovenia: Minister Logar to attend Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg

On Monday, 18 October 2021, Foreign Minister Anže Logar will attend a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Luxembourg, chaired by the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. The ministers are expected to begin the meeting with a discussion on the Gulf, which will focus on the…

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Croatia has support from Slovenia to join Schengen and the Eurozone

Croatian and Slovenian Prime Ministers Andrej Plenković and Janez Janša confirmed today at the “Tourism 365” conference in Tuheljske Toplice the very good relations between the two countries and the belief that Croatia’s entry into the eurozone will improve economic co-operation between Croatia and Slovenia. The first year-round tourism conference, Tourism 365, has become one…

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Slovenia: The value of industrial production in August 2021 1.1% higher than in July 2021

The total value of industrial production, total turnover in industry and total value of shares in August 2021 were higher on a monthly basis. “In August 2021, the total value of industrial production was 1.1% higher than in July 2021. Statistically, it was higher in the supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning and…

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Slovenia: Higher exports and imports in August 2021 than in August 2020

Slovenia in August 2021, recorded exports and imports higher than a year earlier, as exports amounted to 2.8 billion euros and imports to 3.3 billion euros. The result can be attributed to greater trade with EU Member States as well as non-member countries, the State Statistics Agency said. In August 2021, Slovenia exported 2.8 billion…

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BiH: Differing views on the Slovenia Summit

As might be expected, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s top officials differ in their views on the outcome of the EU-Western Balkans summit held in Slovenia on Wednesday. BiH Presidency Chairman Željko Komšić thinks the Summit sent a positive message to BiH, with Serbian member Milorad Dodik saying the meeting will only contribute to the dissolution of…