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SLOVENIA


SLOVENIA

Slovenia’s Fact File

Official name

Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija)

Area

20,273 square km Situated in Central Europe Borders with Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary Stretches the Alps, the Dinaric Alps and the Pannonian Plain to the Mediterranean

Population

2.03 million

Capital

Ljubljana (population app. 330,000)

Type of government

Parliamentary democratic republic

Independence

25th June 1991

Constitution

Adopted 23 December 1991

Head of state

President Danilo Türk Next election: Autumn 2012

Head of government

Prime Minister Borut Pahor Next election: Autumn 2012

EU Member State

yes

Currency

euro (€)

6

International domain suffix .si Country calling code

+386

Official Language

Slovene, in nationally mixed areas also Italian and Hungarian

Climate

Temperate with regional variations. Continental in central Slovenia. Alpine in the north-west. Sub-Mediterranean along the coast.

Nationalities

Slovenes Croats Serbs Hungarians Italians Others

Religion

Predominantly Roman Catholic, small numbers of Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Muslims and Jews

Average household expenditure Transport Food and soft drinks Housing Recreations and culture

83.1% 1.81% 1.98% 0.32% 0.11% 12.68%

15.9% 14.1% 10.7% 9.1%


• Building on Macroeconomic Fundamentals in a Time of Crisis

Economy


• Ministry of Finance Aims to Develop Knowledge-Based Economy • Financial Sector Adopting New Measures to Ensure Stability • Bank Association Supporting Financial Sector Growth • Central Bank Welcomes Foreign Investors in Banking Sector

Finance

“Our government is prepared to work with investors and to invest in projects.” Dr. Franc Križanič, Minister of Finance


• Agency Ensuring EU Standards in Post and Communications Services • Rapid Growth in Telecom Services as Competition Increases

Telecom

“Slovenia not only has quite successful and good telecom operators but also a thriving telecom industry.” Miha Kriselj, Acting Director APEK


• New Regulations for Energy Sector Focus on Sustainability

Energy

“Investments in green industries are of key importance, and we recognise that the development of environment friendly industries inevitably requires close co-operation between the public and private sectors, as well as foreign investments.” Borut Pahor, Prime Minister


• Agriculture Sector Focusing on Sustainability and Added Value • Slovenia Producer of Wide Range of Agricultural Products

Agriculture

“Our unpolluted lands are a factor in the quality of food we produce.” Dejan Židan, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food


• One of Europe’s Most Diverse and Green Tourism Destinations

Tourism

“We want to position Slovenia as a green tourist destination among the target public in the tourism sector.” Dimitrij Piciga, Director Slovenian Tourist Board



The European Times - Slovenia