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    Slovenia signs Association Agreement with ESA

    Paris, 5th July 2016 - Slovenia signed an Association Agreement with ESA on 5 July 2016. This agreement will allow direct Slovenian participation in ESA optional programmes, therefore Slovenian delegates will attend relevant ESA subordinate bodies. Dedicated access to the Agency facilities and services will be provided to Slovenia national space projects. ESA’s Director General, Johann-Dietrich Woerner and the Slovenian Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Zdravko Počivalšek signed the agreement in an official ceremony at ESA Headquarters in Paris.
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    A twenty-five-year-old story with no ending

    Twenty-five years is the right time-span for our state and our citizens to look back and gauge what has changed, what has improved and what has remained the same. We can certainly look with pride on the path we have taken. After 25 years of independent statehood, with challenges and milestones along the way, Slovenia is now mature, self-assured, lucid, creative and innovative. It has become so because of its people.     Read more
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    Improved position of Slovenia in competitiveness ranking

    Ljubljana, 2nd June 2016 - After today’s Government session, Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek pointed out at the press conference the improved position of Slovenia in competitiveness ranking, since it has, according to the latest data from the Swiss International Institute for Management Development (IMD), risen six places.   Read more Photo: STA
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    Exhibition of Slovenian Industrial Design in Milan

    Milan, 19th May 2016 - the Slovenia Design Showroom 2016 was opened in Milan – a one-month exhibition of Slovenian industrial design, during which the work of 21 Slovenian designers and companies from the wood, furniture and interior industries will be presented to the Italian public. SPIRIT Slovenia and the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology organised the exhibition in collaboration with their partners, with the aim of helping Slovenian companies to recognize new business opportunities in the foreign markets and increase their recognisability.    Read more
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    Internationalisation Is the Key To the Slovenian Economy

    According to the European Commission, the Slovenian economy grew by 3.0 and 2.5 percent in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Slovenia also has 83 percent of the EU average GDP per capita, making them, together with the Czechs, one of the most affluent nations in emerging Europe. Emerging Europe spoke to Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia, about the country’s plans for further growth, privatisation and their approach to foreign investors. Read more...
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    European Consumer Centre

    Dear consumers, 
        We would like to inform you that in 2014 the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology acts as the host organisation of the European Consumer Centre.   For assistance regarding your consumer rights in EU cross-border shopping please contact us at epc.mgrt(at)gov.si or +386 (0)1 400 37 29.   ECC SI website             Photo:website of European Consumer Centres Network