“Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar will visit Zagreb on 19 December for a meeting he said would be the last chance to achieve headway on the implementation of the border arbitration award before the expiry of the deadline at the end of December.” (STA)

“In an interview published in early December, President Borut Pahor raised concerns that the refugee issue could determine the geopolitical position of individual countries in a future reorganisation of the EU. The stock of inward FDI in Slovenia was EUR 12.9bn at the end of 2016, up 11.5% from the end of 2015. There was an inflow of EUR 938.1m of equity in 2016, the largest were inward investments in financial and insurance activities and in manufacturing. Foreign owners have provided net financing to Slovenian firms throughout the 1994 to 2016 horizon. Firms with foreign owners record a total of EUR 1,118.4m in overall profits in 2016, up EUR 177.5m or 18.9% on 2015. The most important investor countries were Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Pahor, who starts his new five-year term in the office at the end of December, said that it would be important for Slovenia to do its bit as a sovereign country and as an EU and NATO member, in order to contribute to stabilisation and deal with issues internationally. One of the biggest challenges Pahor identified was the refugee issue, where he believes that the EU has failed the test. ‘This has shaken confidence in addressing the EU’s development.'”(Slovenia Times)