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The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though Communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.
Economic growth is projected to slow in 2016 owing to sluggish global trade and temporarily weaker public investment as EU-financed projects slow down. Growth will pick up in 2017 as a strengthening labour market boosts private consumption, and improved financial conditions and stronger balance sheets of companies enhance private investment. Inflation will remain low due to remaining slack in the economy. Unemployment will fall over the projection period.
Continued corporate, and especially SME, restructuring and a reduction of non-performing loans remain priorities to revive credit flows. Continued fiscal effort is needed to tackle the still rising public debt, while the incomes of the poorest need to be protected. Structural reforms to pensions, education and health care could boost growth and bring savings without jeopardising service quality.
Productivity could be boosted by lowering regulatory burdens and implementing the privatisation programme. These reforms would also help stimulate more foreign direct investment, improve corporate governance, attract new technologies and raise innovative activity. Lowering the high tax wedge on labour income could boost employment, especially of the high-skilled.
Source: OECD - Economic Forecast
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Source: IMF Statistics - Slovenia
Le Luxembourg et le pays
Existing conventions and agreements
Non double taxation agreement
In order to promote international economic and financial relations in the interest of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government negotiates bilateral agreements for the avoidance of double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on fortune with third countries.
- Convention from 04.02.2001 (Memorial 2002, A, p. 3216)
- Effective as of 12.18.2002 (Memorial 2003, A, No. 123,p. 394)
- Convention from 20.06.2013 (Memorial A N°141, p.3216)
Air Services agreement
- Agreement from 05.21.1993 (Memorial 1995, A, p. 1592)
- Effective as of 07.09.1995 (Memorial 1995, A, p. 1976)
The Statec Foreign Trade statistics provide information on the trade of goods - by product and by country. This information is collected respectively through the INTRASTAT declaration and on the basis of customs documents.
You can see the statistics on the website of the Statec.
Contact points in Slovenia
Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Slovenia
Ambassador with residence in Vienna: Mr. Hubert Wurth
A - 1180 Wien
Tel: +43 0 1 478 21 42
Fax: +43 0 1 478 21 44
Economic and Commercial Attaché (AWEX):
M. Predrag SMOLE
Trg Republike 3/VIII
Tel: +386 1 422 48.60/61
Fax: +386 1 422 48 62
Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in Slovenia: Mr. Joze Gasper FILIPLIC
Presernova cesta 11
SL-1000 Ljubljana Slovenia
Tel: +386 83 89 98 01
GSM: +386 41 652
Fax: +386 83 89 98 00
Country risk as defined by Office du Ducroire for Slovenia
Ducroire is the only credit insurer covering open account deals in over 200 countries. A rating on a scale from 1 to 7 shows the intensity of the political risk. Category 1 comprises countries with the lowest political risk and category 7 countries with the highest. Macroeconomics experts also assess the repayment climate for all buyers in a country.
Other useful links
- Luxembourg Slovenian Business Club A.s.b.l.
Iztok Petek, Chairman of the Board
Phone: +386 40 506 185
Natasa Zajec, Executive Director
Phone: +386 31 390 477
E-mail: info(at)lsbc.lu - Web: www.lsbc.lu
- CIA world factbook on Slovenia
- Slovenian Chamber of Commerce
- Invest Slovenia
- Doing Business in Slovenia
- La Slovénie sur le site de l'AWEX
- Das ist Slowenien
La Chambre de Commerce et le pays