Business

On 1 January 2007 Slovenia adopted the euro. Photo: Primož Lavre


The nineties were marked by economic progress typical of the more successful transition countries, and the transition to a market economy was relatively painless.

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

Riko to build a EUR 100 million complex in Belarus

May 2012

The Slovenian company Riko will build a multi-purpose complex featuring a five-star Kempinski Hotel and 81 apartments and offices in the centre of the Belarus capital, Minsk. The construction of the hotel is valued at EUR 57...

Business, May 2012

May 2012

The companies Plinovodi and Gazprom signed a Supplementary Agreement to the South Stream Slovenia LLC Shareholders Agreement, the final phase before the establishment of a joint project company. At the same time, work on the...

Krka ranks among the world's best companies

April 2012

Last year, Krka Group sales were worth EUR 1.076 billion and the company expects to report similar growth this year. In 2012, Krka Group is planning a 6% growth in sales, amounting to EUR 1,134 million. It will continue to focus...