What will be the focus of bilateral relations in 2019
The date of the UK's exit from the EU is getting closer, while the two sides are finalising the withdrawal agreement. Our chamber eagerly awaits the confirmation of some kind of agreement between the UK and the EU, which will then pave the way for further negotiations on trade. The potential for trade and investment between the UK and Slovenia remains strong, and business needs certainty from the government on the future trade relationship as soon as possible. Our focus in 2019 will be to continue building strong trade relations between Slovenia and UK. We will focus on attracting more investment from the UK to Slovenia. We continue to help Slovenians startups and fast-growing companies set up in the UK and go global from there. Our role in supporting British exports to Slovenia will be through various market visits from UK businesses. We will also be helping Slovenian exporters enter the UK market, which remains the fifth largest in the world and second largest in Europe, where ease of doing business is one of the highest in the world.