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Slovenia is currently in the process of drawing up its first national strategy for the protection of intellectual property, which is expected to be adopted next year. The UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has offered help with the preparations.
In Ljubljana on 25 September for talk
Avant Car, which operates Slovenia's biggest electric car sharing system, Avant2Go, is expanding its fleet of fully electric vehicles with Peugeot's E-expert delivery vans. The vehicles will be available for pick-up and return at Ljubljana's shopping and logistics hub BTC.
"We and our partners feel

Home prices continue to grow

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Higher mortgage interest rates appear to have done little to bring down home prices, although there are signs of softening demand, the latest statistics show.
Home prices increased by 1.9% in April-June compared to the first quarter of the year and by 7.4% compared to the same period in 2022, The S
Steklarna Hrastnik, a glassworks that has gone through a major transformation in recent years, won the Exporter of the Year award as the newspaper Finance held its 10th conference of Slovenian exporters at Brdo pri Kranju on 20 September. The company has seen exceptional growth in sales and profita
Eighteen years after opening its passenger terminal, the Koper port welcomed its millionth passenger on 19 September, Ms Alice Moore from Huston, Texas.
The lucky passenger arrived aboard the Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship operated by the US company Royal Caribbean, which can accommodate alm
Chef Ana Roš's restaurant Hiša Franko has become the first Slovenian establishment to be awarded three Michelin stars, the highest accolade conferred by the veritable restaurant guide. Milka in Kranjska Gora was promoted to two stars. Seven more restaurants won one star each.
"The third Michelin
The government has simplified the issuance of work permits for foreigners so they can join the multibillion post-flood reconstruction effort. The list of jobs for which fast-track procedure applies includes lorry drivers, bricklayers and carpenters, and various water and gas supply installation fit
Slovenian mussel farmers will have close to noting to offer to the market after most of this year's harvest has been devoured by gilt-head sea breams. Since they have also eaten juveniles, Slovenian Mediterranean mussels will only be available for sale in two years, if the farmers manage to save th
Steklarna Rogaška, the Finnish-owned Slovenian glassworks known for high-quality crystalware, is planning to lay off up to 140 out of its 830 workers.
The Rogaška Slatina-based company announced the redundancies on 15 September, saying they were part of a streamlining plan of the entire Fiskars gro
Luxembourg's national carrier Luxair launched scheduled flights between the Slovenian capital Ljubljana and Luxembourg on 14 September, a route it expects to attract around 12,000 passengers per year.
Services will operate twice per week, each Thursday and Sunday, with a 76-seat De Havilland Q400 t
The Slovenian group Kolektor Construction has won a multimillion contract to build a container terminal and renovate a historic warehouse in the Croatian port of Rijeka.
Kolektor Construction said it had been picked as the sole contractor in an international call to tender that attracted several c
The national macroeconomic forecaster has downgraded the outlook for Slovenia's economic growth for this year by 0.2 percentage points to 1.6%, mainly due to a decline in external demand. IMAD meanwhile upgraded its growth projection for 2024 by 0.3 points to 2.8%.
"Economic growth is slowing down