The Slovenia Times


Business conference Invest and Connect: Slovenian Business Pitch. Photo: Jure Makovec/STA
Slovenia and Germany's industrial powerhouse Bavaria have long nurtured close economic ties and bilateral trade amounts to roughly €3 billion annually. Slovenia however wants to expand cooperation in the light of current geopolitical developments, which have underlined the need for Europe to step u
Mobile finance. Stock photo by Halfpoint/EnvatoElements
Fintech firm Fliqa, which already has two products on the market, has been named Slovenian Startup of the Year, an accolade awarded by peers from the startup community.
The firm offers one-click transactions with merchants directly from the user's bank account, without having to have or use a credi
Aerial view of the Lake Blaguš campsite. Photo: Falkensteiner Premium Camping Lake Blaguš
Austrian tourism giant Falkensteiner, one of the leading operators of tourist accommodation in the region, has entered the Slovenian market by taking over an upscale campsite in the east of the country.
Now named Falkensteiner Premium Camping Lake Blaguš, the campsite is situated by Lake Blaguš nea
Hard enduro military electric motorcycles developed by the Slovenian company STRiX eMotors. Photo: Aleš Kocjan/STA
The Slovenian Armed Forces will soon start using hard enduro military electric motorcycles developed by the Slovenian company STRiX eMotors. They will be used mainly for special reconnaissance missions.
The motorcycle, which is a fully Slovenian product with the exception of a few components, was p
Apple iPhones. Photo: Apple
Slovenian iPhone and iPad users will soon be able to switch to Slovenian language menus on their devices after Apple announced that the coming iOS 18 operating system will offer Slovenian as an option.
Apple presented iOS 18 at its annual developers conference on Monday. Users of iPhone Xs and newe
The EuroHPC Vega supercomputer in Maribor. Photo: SLING Consortium
A state-of-the-art data centre with a supercomputer is to be built in Maribor, slated for completion in 2026, five years after Slovenia's most powerful supercomputer opened in the city.
The data centre will be built at a strategic location, adjacent to the headquarters of DEM, the state-owned compa
The logo of NLB bank. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
NLB, Slovenia's leading bank, has published a voluntary takeover bid for the Austrian Addiko Bank. It is offering €20 per share, reduced by the amount of any dividend between the announcement of the bid and settlement, which values the bank at €390 million.
NLB wants to acquire at least 75% of all
Relax CEO Karmen Kosec and Ljubljana Stock Exchange president Aleš Ipavec launch the listing of Relax shares on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange. Photo: STA
Relax was floated on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange (LJSE) on 6 June as the first Slovenian tour operator to go public.
A total of 125,195 Relax shares with the ticker symbol RELR were listed on the standard market of the LJSE at the opening price of €105 apiece.
There was no trading in the shares on
Hidria's automatised production of a diesel engine cold-start system in Tolmin. Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA
The Spanish automotive multinational Gonvarri has acquired nearly 100% of Hidra, the Slovenian car components developer and producer, almost two years after becoming a strategic partner.
Gonvarri went from 42% ownership to 94.51%, meaning 100% voting rights, after all of the major shareholders deci
Celebrity chef Ana Roš. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
Slovenia's only three-Michelin starred restaurant, Hiša Franko, has once again made the World's 50 Best Restaurants list this year, albeit sliding from 32nd place to 48th. Chef Ana Roš says making the list for the eighth consecutive year is a veritable feat.
"Well done, team, well done because the
Officials on hand for the inauguration of new facilities at hygienic paper maker Paloma. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
The Slovenian paper tissue maker Paloma has concluded a seven-year investment cycle under the ownership of the Slovak group SHP by inaugurating new facilities worth €138 million as more investments are planned.
Investments as part of the Motion project include two new production lines, a facility f
NGEN presents ongoing projects in Germany and Austria, with CEO Roman Bernard pictured in the centre. Photo: NGEN
NGEN, a Slovenian company specialising in large-scale battery storage, has recently signed a contract with German state-owned gas giant Uniper to build a storage facility on the site of the Heyden power station in Petershagen. The 50 MW/100 MWh battery facility, worth nearly €50 million, is to beco