Slovenian Army to Return from Iraq?Jure Erzen/Slovenske Novice

Slovenian Army to Return from Iraq?

“The Slovenian Fourth Contingent mandate for Iraq ends in January. Defense Minister Andreja Katic told RTV Slovenia today that it will likely propose the withdrawal of Slovenian troops from Iraq and redirect the strengthening of other international operations and missions that Slovenia already participates in.” (translated from Slovenske Novice)

Ljubljana – Xi’an Direct Flight in 2018Photo: I Feel Slovenia

Ljubljana – Xi’an Direct Flight in 2018

“Slovenia continues carrying out intensive activities related to securing a direct airline to the People’s Republic of China. The Slovenian state secretary at the Ministry of infrastructure has recently met with representatives of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in Beijing in order for the procedure of […]

Japanese Yaskawa Invests Big in SloveniaRobotics Business Review

Japanese Yaskawa Invests Big in Slovenia

“The company is rapidly expanding its European footprint and is currently running three other construction projects in Europe. Starting in 2018, the first Motoman robots from Yaskawa will be manufactured through purely European production. And with this goal in mind, a new robot production facility as well as […]

SLOVENIA WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Tillerson Letter on CRO-SLO Border Dispute, Putin Awards Two Slovene Politicians the Order of Friendship, Business Leaders in SLO for Lufthansa EventPhoto: BoBo/RTVSLO

SLOVENIA WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Tillerson Letter on CRO-SLO Border Dispute, Putin Awards Two Slovene Politicians the Order of Friendship, Business Leaders in SLO for Lufthansa Event

“Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec has received a letter from Washington, in which US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “reiterates known American positions” on solving the border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia, the Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday. According to the Foreign Ministry, the secretary of state did not […]

World Bank Report on Doing Business in 2018- Where are the Balkans?

The World Bank has released their 2018 report on doing business. Here’s where the Balkan countries rank for ease of business: Bosnia and Herzegovina – 86th Croatia – 51st Kosovo – 40th Macedonia – 11th Montenegro – 42nd Serbia – 43rd Slovenia – 37th The full report is […]

Slovenian Bitcoin Romance

Slovenian Bitcoin Romance

“The Prime Minister of Slovenia’s speech in support of blockchain technology this week has solidified the country’s position as the leading blockchain destination in the European Union and a key player in the regulatory field. “After the difficult ordeal of the economic crisis … we are coming back to […]

Forbes: Slovenia – “Entrepreneurs Welcome”

Forbes: Slovenia – “Entrepreneurs Welcome”

“Slovenia quickly became one of my favorite European countries for its dramatic natural landscapes, unique mix of Mediterranean and Alpine geography, meticulously built towns and cities, and amazing food and wine. But that wasn’t even what impressed me the most during my visit: it was how much I […]

Slovenia Tourism up 14%

Slovenia Tourism up 14%

“Slovenia has accounted 3.8 million tourist arrivals in the first nine months of this year, meaning a 14 percent year-on-year increase, the national Statistics Office reported on Monday. The total overnight stays increased by 12 percent to 9.9 million while foreign tourists accounted for 2.8 million arrivals, which […]

New Rapporteur for Kosovo is Slovene SoltesPresidency of Kosovo

New Rapporteur for Kosovo is Slovene Soltes

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci met today with departing Rapporteur for Kosovo Ulrike Lunacek and incoming Rapporteur Igor Soltes from Slovenia. Thaci thanked Lunacek for her service to Kosovo stating, “You have been Kosovo’s voice in Brussels and of Brussels in Kosovo. A sincere and constructive voice.” New rapporteur Soltes has been a Member […]

New Destination for Slovene’s is…UkraineTripAdvisor

New Destination for Slovene’s is…Ukraine

“Slovenian carrier Adria Airways will launch direct flights to Kiev starting on Sunday. It will operate three weekly flights to Boryspil International, the Ukrainian capital’s main airport. Late-night flights to Kiev are scheduled each Thursday, Friday and Sunday, with return flights on Monday, Friday and Saturday.” (Slovenia Times)