The Slovenia Times

Slovenia Wants Closer Cooperation With Great Britain


Wednesday's part of the visit will also include an attendance in the morning in the company of Finance Minister Uroš Čufer at a Slovenian-British business panel.

The pair are expected to present to potential English investors the situation in Slovenia and the ongoing privatisation.

Economic cooperation is also expected to top talks with Cameron, whom Bratušek is scheduled to meet at Downing street at noon on Wednesday.

Cooperation within the EU and NATO will probably be broached as well, especially in the face of the Ukraine crisis.

Bratušek will continue with the talks, which are meant to contribute to kick-starting Slovenia's economy, at the EBRD headquarters in London, where she will also meet the bank's head Chakrabarti.

Trade between Slovenia and Great Britain has been relatively modest. Export in the past four years has been ranging between EUR 450m and EUR 500m, while import has risen from EUR 263m in 2010 to EUR 390m last year.

While minister Čufer was in London last month as well in January and in December last year as part of government efforts to secure investors for Slovenia's sovereign bonds, Bratušek's visit comes exactly three years after a visit by Borut Pahor, prime minister at the time, which also focused on economic cooperation.


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