ESA Director General visits Slovenia
Economic Development and Technology Minister Zdravko Počivalšek today received the Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA) Johann-Dietrich Woerner. Together they visited the Slovenian GIS company Sinergise, the overall winner of last year's edition of the ESA's Copernicus Masters competition on the use of satellite data.
Počivalšek: Another record year for Slovenian tourism
At today's press conference Minister Počivalšek explained that Slovenian tourism achieved record results once again last year. Tourist numbers were up by 9% on the previous year and overnight stays – which in 2015 exceeded ten million for the first time since Slovenia became independent – increased by 8%. Read more
Magna Steyr is coming to Slovenia
Minister Počivalšek visited the the Hoče-Slivnica Municipality with Prime Minister Miro Cerar, as they wished to inform the mayor and the local community that the giant Magna International global automotive supplier will move a part of its production to this municipality. Read more
Yaskawa Electric decided to invest in Slovenia
The Japanese company of Yaskawa Electric decided to bring to Slovenia a €21 million investment, which will open at least 170 new jobs. Read more
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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