“Slovenia has returned to the group of moderately free economies in the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom, compiled annually by the Heritage Foundation and the business newspaper Wall Street Journal, having climbed 33 spots to 64th among 180 countries. The list is topped by Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand. Slovenia scored 64.8 points, which compares to 90.2 scored by Hong Kong as the top ranked country. The 5.6-point improvement in Slovenia’s score is attributed mostly to a ‘dramatic upsurge in fiscal health,” which the authors say ‘eclipsed’ lower scores for the government integrity and business freedom indicators.Slovenia is ranked 31st among 44 countries in the Europe region, and its overall score is below the regional average but above the world average. The report finds that Slovenia’s government ‘maintained a laser-like focus on fiscal consolidation to ensure the long-term stability of public finances.'” (Slovenia Times)

“The visit took place in confirmation of the comprehensive good relations between the two countries, the agreement on strengthening already excellent economic cooperation and supporting the resolution of still outstanding issues of succession. The government has concluded an agreement on the employment of Serbian citizens in Slovenia. Under the leadership of the Prime Ministers of Miro Cerar and Ana Brnabić at the Brdo pri Kranju, the two governments met at a joint session, before which bilateral meetings of ministers and prime ministers took place. They then joined 170 Slovenian and Serbian businessmen at a business forum at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (GZS) in Ljubljana, and the prime minister also addressed the participants.” (Delo)