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Slovenian Central Bank Warns Low Interest Rates

Slovenian Central Bank Warns Low Interest Rates

“Slovenian banks face risks to their income due to low interest rates, with net interest margins falling to their lowest level ever in September, the country’s central bank said. A Bank of Slovenia report released on Monday said, however, that the risks in the past six months have […]

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Ex-governor of Central Bank Denies Iranian Money Laundering; Croatia, Slovenia Bust a Human Trafficking Ring… China Requests Taiwanese Arrested to be Handed Over

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Ex-governor of Central Bank Denies Iranian Money Laundering; Croatia, Slovenia Bust a Human Trafficking Ring… China Requests Taiwanese Arrested to be Handed Over

“Former central bank Governor Marko Kranjec, testifying before a parliamentary inquiry on Friday, doubts that NLB, Slovenia No.1 bank, was used to launder Iranian money. ‘I don’t think we’re talking about suspected money laundering, but rather about Iran’s attempt to secure pay channels,’ he told the commission. This […]

How did the Balkans score in the 2018 Freedom House Report?

The 2018 Freedom House Report was released on Friday. Let’s look into how the Balkans fared. Slovenia is the most free, and has an aggregate score of 93/100 with a GDP per capita of $20,873. Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum was Bosnia and Herzegovina and […]

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Slovenia, Portugal Aim to Deepen Ties Ahead of 2021 EU Presidency

“Slovenia and Portugal in 2021 will take the helm of the European Union. Political cooperation between Slovenia and Portugal will be strengthened in the coming years. Both countries are already preparing for 2021 when they will preside over the Council of the EU. They shall also seek to deepen economic […]

Cerar Rejects Report of Agreement over Border with CroatiaPhoto: Vlada.si

Cerar Rejects Report of Agreement over Border with Croatia

“Prime Minister Miro Cerar rejected on Wednesday a report by the Croatian newspaper Večernji List that an agreement had been reached on resolving the border dispute and that he backed out of signing the document at the last minute. He labelled the report as complete fabrication. Talking to […]

New Minimum Wage in Slovenia?

New Minimum Wage in Slovenia?

“Slovenia’s labour minister, Anja Kopac Mrak, has proposed to increase the minimum monthly wage by 4.7% to 842.79 euro ($1,028.9) gross, or 638.42 euro net, the labour ministry said. The current gross minimum monthly wage in Slovenia totals 804.96 euro, while the net minimum wage stands around 613.66 […]

Could Fishermen Diplomacy Work in Croatia-Slovenia Border Dispute?

Could Fishermen Diplomacy Work in Croatia-Slovenia Border Dispute?

“Fishermen from Savudrija and Umag have called their Slovenian colleagues from Izola, Koper and Piran for a get together, which would include coffee and an informal discussion of the situation in the Gulf of Piran, said a representative of fishermen from Croatian Istria Robert Momić. The Slovenian fishermen […]

NLB Saga Continues

NLB Saga Continues

“Slovenia is adamant that it will sell state-owned Nova Ljubljanska Banka, Finance Minister Mateja Vranicar Erman said, pledging to make good on a promise to the European Union to put the biggest bank into private hands after missing its 2017 deadline. Known as NLB, the lender received the bulk […]

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Slovenia to take Croatia to European Court of Justice by February; Presidents of Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy Discuss Good Neighborly RelationsPhoto: Slovenia Times

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Slovenia to take Croatia to European Court of Justice by February; Presidents of Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy Discuss Good Neighborly Relations

“Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec announced to members of the National Assembly Committee for Foreign Policy (OZP) to prepare for proceedings against Croatia at the European Court of Justice. Slovenia will submit it to the European Commission by the end of February, he announced. Erjavec said, the purpose of […]

President Pahor @ NATO

President Pahor @ NATO

“NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Borut Pahor of Slovenia to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (9 January 2018) for discussions about the Alliance’s adaptation and preparations for the NATO Summit in July. Mr. Stoltenberg thanked Slovenia for important contributions to NATO, including troops to the KFOR mission, […]