|Area:||20,273 sq km|
|Time zone:||GMT/UTC +1|
|International membership:||EU, NATO, OECD|
|International domain suffix:||.si|
|Country calling code:||+386|
|Language:||Slovenian, Italian and Hungarian (in ethnically mixed regions)|
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Ljubljana, 06 April (STA) - Slovenia is planning to issue 10-year and 3-year bonds and will look into the possibility of issuing 30-year bonds, with the Finance Ministry giving the mandate to organise the sales to Barclays, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan. Considering previous experience, the sales may take place soon.
Ljubljana, 03 April (STA) - The coronavirus crisis has started to take a toll on the unemployment situation in Slovenia and what had been a favourable trend until recently has reversed. The number of people registered as unemployed grew by 0.5% to 77,855 in March compared to February, a 1.7% increase year-on-year.
Ljubljana, 02 April (STA) - The supervisors of NLB okayed on Thursday the proposal of the management board to convene a shareholders meeting for 15 June. The country's leading bank, which was privatised last year, announced shareholders would vote on a proposal that the entire EUR 228.04 million in distributable profit remain undistributed for the time being.
Last week, the Slovenian government adopted a new stimulus package to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the economy. The measures will be in place until 31 May 2020. For companies, the new package includes entire pay compensation for temporary layoffs (80% of the salary), tax and loan payment deferrals, loan guarantees and financing of social contributions.
On Thursday the Slovenian parliament passed a set of laws aimed at reducing the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. Measures include financial compensation for temporary lay-offs and deferrals of loan repayments and tax duties for companies.
Slovenia is among the countries with the highest share of women in managerial positions. According to data published on March 8th, 44 percent of the managerial positions in Slovenia are held by women. Only four other EU members have a higher percentage, while in the entire EU just over one third of managers are women.