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After all-time high, consumer confidence deteriorates

By   /  20/02/2017  /  SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  No Comments

  Slovenia’s consumer confidence index has deteriorated by six percentage points in February after hitting an all-time high the month before. However, the index is still 11 points up year-on-year. According to a report released by the Statistics Office on Monday, the February value of the index was also five points above the long-term average. […]

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Costly fuel pushes up annual inflation to 1.3% in January

By   /  06/02/2017  /  Energy, SI Energy, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Costly fuel pushes up annual inflation to 1.3% in January

Fuelled by higher prices of petroleum products, Slovenia’s annual inflation rate rose to 1.3% in January, an increase of 0.8 percentage points on the month before. The annual spike comes after three years of low inflation and despite a 0.6% monthly drop in consumer prices, fresh data from the Statistics Office shows. Year-on-year, prices of […]

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Over 300 deans and directors of business schools meeting in Ljubljana

By   /  03/02/2017  /  Business, SI Business, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Over 300 deans and directors of business schools meeting in Ljubljana

Over 300 deans and directors of business schools have descended on Ljubljana’s Faculty of Economics for the international EFMD Conference. According to EFMD director general Eric Cornuel, the two-day conference offers the place for coming up with new projects and innovative products. Metka Tekavčič, the dean of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Economics, this year’s host, labelled […]

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OECD delegation to review Slovenia’s development coop

By   /  30/01/2017  /  Business, SI Business, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on OECD delegation to review Slovenia’s development coop

A delegation of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee will begin a five-day visit to Slovenia on Monday to review Slovenia’s international development cooperation. This will be the first review of its kind since Slovenia joined the OECD Committee in 2013, according to a press release from the Slovenian Foreign Ministry. Giving an insight into a […]

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Strong bora wind causes disruptions in traffic, electricity supply

By   /  17/01/2017  /  SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Strong bora wind causes disruptions in traffic, electricity supply

Strong bora winds are disrupting traffic and energy supply particularly in western parts of the country, where gusts have reached up to 150 km/h. Some roads have been closed due to snowdrifts or rubble on the road, while some 700 households are without power due to damaged lines. According to the Traffic Information Centre, traffic […]

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Chamber of Commerce rejects unions’ demands for milder pension reform

By   /  12/01/2017  /  SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Chamber of Commerce rejects unions’ demands for milder pension reform

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) said that the proposals of trade unions confederation to soften the pension reform would mean more than EUR 1bn in additional costs. Responding to Tuesday’s ZSSS proposals to amend a Labour Ministry pensions blue print, the GZS said an additional EUR 1bn for pensions would take Slovenia to […]

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The euro in Slovenia celebrates 10 years

By   /  27/12/2016  /  SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on The euro in Slovenia celebrates 10 years

Ten years will have passed on 1 January 2007 since Slovenia introduced the euro as the first EU member which joined the bloc in 2004. The common European currency is generally perceived as a success despite that fact that it limited leverage to deal with the recent economic crisis. By introducing the euro, Slovenia phased […]

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Slovenia celebrates independence anniversary

By   /  23/12/2016  /  SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Slovenia celebrates independence anniversary

Slovenia starts annual celebrations of its independence on Friday, which marks the 26th anniversary of the independence plebiscite that culminated in the declaration of the results on 26 December 1990, now celebrated as Independence and Unity Day. Τhe main national Independence and Unity Day ceremony will be held this evening at Cankarjev dom with a […]

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Daily newspaper Finance upset with public sector pay deal

By   /  19/12/2016  /  Finance, SI Finance, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Daily newspaper Finance upset with public sector pay deal

Ljubljana -In the past three years, government negotiations with the public sector dragged into December and although the ministers said there was no money… … a Christmas miracle happened every time and money magically appeared, the daily Finance comments pay deal between the government and the public sector trade unions. There is a bitter aftertaste: […]

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