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Why Slovenia?

Membership of the Central European Free Trade Area (CEFTA) and the EU make Slovenia attractive as a gateway to markets in Central Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans.
Being a gateway to markets in Central Eastern Europe and beyond proudly features Slovenia as the European Singapore.

The port at Koper, modern rail and road transport networks that connect with central Europe, and traditional business ties with the other former Yugoslav republics give Slovenia a strong platform for businesses intending to operate in the central and eastern European  markets. Slovenia's productive and highly innovative economy facilitates solid capital returns to Australian businesses currently operating in Slovenia.


Slovenian Australian Chamber of Commerce





Important economic data

•Current account surplus
•Export oriented economy (EU accounts over 50% of Slovenian exports)
•GDP-proportionate banking sector
•Labour and pension reforms passed by the Parliament
•Ongoing privatisation process


Current business opportunities

Privatization in Slovenia

Authorised agency: http://www.so-druzba.si/en-us

Real estate assets

Authorised agency: http://www.so-druzba.si/en-us


Authorised agency: http://www.spiritslovenia.si/en


BISOL Group Presentation: pdf.

SLO GEO LAB Presentation: pdf.


Search for a Slovenian supplier

Slovenian suppliers: http://www.sloexport.si/


I Feel Slovenia: tourism

Official website: http://www.slovenia.info/

Trip Advisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g274862-Slovenia-Vacations.html


Activities and Practices of Slovenian Economic Diplomacy

English version of the Activities and Practices of Slovenian Economic Diplomacy was published on a website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/economic_diplomacy/activities_and_practices_of_slovenian_economic_diplomacy/
The purpose of economic diplomacy is to promote Slovenia as a country attractive for economic cooperation, investment and tourism. It is created and realised in cooperation with businesses and business association. Tangible results can only be achieved through a coordinated approach, and only regular and direct contacts with business people and business associations enable the Foreign Ministry and its diplomatic network abroad, as economic diplomacy service providers, to bring together all initiatives, wishes and proposals aimed at promoting business internationalisation and investment activities, and to help companies overcome obstacles to their business abroad.


Queensland (3-5 May 2016) - Visit of Economic and Commercial Counsellors

Jana Grilc, Deputy Head of Mission, and Nevenka Golc Clarke, Honorary Consul for Queensland have attended events in the framework of the visit of the Economic and Commercial Counsellors of the EU.
They visited:
Trade and Investment Queensland – TIQ has in the EU only one office that is located in London and led by Ken Smith
The University of Queensland – UQ, which is one of the 8 universities in QLD, has a well-established cooperation with the Economic Faculty in Ljubljana. At this university there are currently one Slovenian lecturer and two Slovenian researchers.
UniQuest operates within UQ and deals mostly with patenting and contracts. A great success was achieved with the AU startup company Spinifex Pharmaceuticals Inc., for which interest was expressed by the Swiss company Novartis (owner of the former company Lek).
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
UQ Business School
The EU Centre RMIT University Melbourne


A group photo of the Economic and Commercial Counsellors