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A sign at Obrežje border crossing between Croatia and Slovenia reading free passage.

Joy as border gates open between Slovenia and Croatia

There was celebration and joy on both sides of the Slovenian-Croatian border as Croatia joined the Schengen area and adopted the euro on 1...
An electricity substation.

Electricity prices for SMEs capped

After capping electricity and gas prices for the benefit of households, protected consumers and public institutions, the government has now imposed a price...
People hold a Venezuelan flag above their heads.

Save for cultural and climate shock, Venezuelan repatriates happy in Slovenia

Slovenia launched a plan to repatriate Venezuelans of Slovenian descent in 2019 when the country faced a turmoil. Since then, 107 Venezuelans have relocated...
Natural gas compressor station in winter against background of snowy hills.

New energy aid scheme for businesses in place

Slovenian businesses will be eligible for €1.2 billion in aid in the form of subsidies for high prices of electricity, gas and steam, a...
Electrical substation with transmission lines and van in the background.

Slovenia imposes windfall tax on energy companies

Energy companies in Slovenia will have to pay a special tax on windfall profits under legislation passed on 9 December that plans to channel...
Slovenian Interior Minister Tatjana Bobnar

Interior minister stepping down after row with PM

Interior Minister Tatjana Bobnar has announced she will tender her resignation shortly following a row with Prime Minister Robert Golob in which she implied...
Cooling towers and smokestack of the Šoštanj coal-fired power plant.

Power utility HSE bailed out by the state

State-owned power utility Holding Slovenske Elektrarne (HSE), the largest producer and trader in electricity on the wholesale market in Slovenia, has received a capital...
New Celje Mayor Bojan Šrot and his successor Matija Kovač

Few upsets in mayoral run-offs

Slovenian voters delivered few upsets in the mayoral run-off on 4 December, with the notable exception of Celje. Overall, the long trend towards voters...
Coalition leaders celebrate after voters endorse three laws that the opposition challenged in a referendum.

Opposition fails with major referendum push

Slovenia's ruling coalition has deflected a major challenge by the opposition as voters confirmed three laws in a referendum on 27 November that was...
Interior of Slovenian National Assembly

Record high government expenditure next year

Government expenditure will peak at an all-time high of €16.69 billion in 2023 before dropping to €15.51 billion in 2024 under budget documents endorsed...

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