“Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Friday nominated Bostjan Vasle, a former head of the government’s macroeconomic institute UMAR, as a candidate for governor of the central bank who will also sit on the ECB governing council, Pahor’s office said.” (Reuters)

“Foreign Minister Miro Cerar said that there were no legal grounds for recognising the German-speaking community as a minority as he responded to a renewed call by the community to be granted the same rights as the Italian and Hungarian communities in Slovenia.” (STA)

“Slovenia has placed 18th among 149 countries on the global prosperity index compiled since 2006 by the London-based Legatum Institute, improving its 2017 ranking by three spots.

Slovenia performed best on natural environment (ranked 1st) and education (ranked 7th – a 15-spot improvment over 2017’s ranking) and scored lowest on business environment, although it has gained 15 spots in this segment from last year.” (Slovenia Times)