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Photo: Jože Maček and Domen Pal


Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe. Throughout history, the area of modern Slovenia was a crossroads of routes leading from east to west and from north to south. All these diverse influences helped shape its character. Today, this can be seen in Slovenia's vibrant economic activity as well as in the valuable contributions of Slovenian scientists to the worldwide wealth of knowledge.

At home and abroad, Slovenian companies have celebrated numerous successful and highly innovative products. Ever heard of Elan skis , the ones used by skiing champions? Or Seaway sailing boats and Pipistrel ultra light aircraft ? Or perhaps the brilliantly designed Gorenje household appliances ?  And numerous other small, but highly innovative companies. Their products are persistently breaking into foreign markets and lends a boutique-type quality to Slovenia's economy.

The economy is geared towards services, and Slovenia can boast top-class services in the field of information technology. It also has developed pharmaceutical and automobile manufacturing.

Other major economic sectors include the food industry, electrical devices, metal processing and chemicals. Meanwhile tourism is becoming an increasingly important sector.

Features

Ski Resort 2864 Bohinj

Skiing resort will offer unique view to Mt Triglav.

August 2014

After more than three years, the vision behind Slovenia's largest ski resort is becoming a reality, as 2864 Bohinj, the investors backing the project, have obtained a building permit and all other necessary documentation from the...[more]

The story of a trademark: ELAN

October 2013

The story of Elan is full of exceptional innovations which over the years have dictated skiing techniques up to the point that anyone - a beginner or the best recreational skier - can enjoy in this beautiful sport.

Business, December 2012

December 2012

Slovenia signed the final investment decision of shareholders of the company South Stream Slovenia, representing the final approval of construction of the Slovenian section of the South Stream gas pipeline.

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