Facts & Figures
Key Economic Indicators
Setting the scene
Slovenia gained independence with the collapse of the Yugoslav Federation in 1991. Since then it has outshone all its neighbours: politically stable, the country is well on the way to forging a working free-market economy. Slovenes, who enjoy per head income of US$10,000 - more than the Portuguese - hope to be among the first Eastern Europeans to join the European Union (EU) and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
Although the country's proximity to the fighting in Bosnia has affected investor interest, its proximity to and affinity with Italy and Austria, its reform-minded Government and tourist potential mean that it will continue to prosper.
Matej Kovac, Director of the Trade and Promotion Office, Ministry of Economic Relations and Development
Drasko Veselinovic, President and CEO, Ljubljana Stock Exchange
Vinko Supanic, Slovenian Trade Promotion Department
Matthias Eckert, AKTIVA MAI