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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.

Key economic indicators
Area (Sq km) 20,253
Population (m) 2
GDP/Capita (1995) US$9, 352
President Milan Kucan
Currency tolar /: 1US$ 166.9 (FT 29/05/98)

Interview with President Milan Kucan
A Balkan star

Matej Kovac, Director of the Trade and Promotion Office, Ministry of Economic Relations and Development
Slovenia — a place to invest

Mira Puc, Managing Director, Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Restructuring and Privatisation
Slovenia is privatised

Drasko Veselinovic, President and CEO, Ljubljana Stock Exchange
The latest developments on the Slovenian Capital Market

Vinko Supanic, Slovenian Trade Promotion Department
Promoting trade and investment

Matthias Eckert, AKTIVA MAI
Privatisation in Slovenia

The intermediate target of monetary policy of the Bank of Slovenia for 1998
Bank of Slovenia

Slovenia's image after the year 2000

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