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PM Calls on German Companies to Take Part in Privatisation


Investment opportunities in Slovenia were presented at the conference, which was attended by representatives of 80 companies from Germany, including RWE, Eon, Deutche Bank and Messer, the prime minister's office said in a press release.

Bratušek, who attended the event together with Finance Minister Uroš Čufer, stressed that Slovenia is slowly but surely on its way towards a stable and sustainable growth, that privatisation of one of the main foundations for en economic recovery.

In addition to privatisation, there are numerous other investment opportunities in Slovenia, including in tourism, automotive industry, ICT and wood industry, as well as in new companies, according to her.

"We have to take advantage of the complementarity of the two economies. The government is ready to help by eliminating administrative barriers and providing active support," Bratušek said, calling for a stronger economic cooperation.

Prior to the conference, the PM met three Slovenian honorary consuls in Germany, while Čufer met Minister for Economics, Energy, Industry and Commerce of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia Garrelt Duin, according to the Slovenian Embassy in Berlin.

Čufer and Duin welcomed Slovenia's decision to host the first in a series of investment conferences in Düsseldorf, and called on German small and medium enterprises to boost their presence on the Slovenian market.

Bratušek is already travelling to Lithuania's Vilnius, where she will attend then first day of the Eastern Partnership summit. On Friday, Bratušek will meet Georgia's President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Moldova's PM Iurie Leanca on the sidelines of the summit.


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