Republic of Slovenia
Capital: Ljubljana HDI: 0.874 (25th)
Language: Slovenian GDP (PPP): $61.13 billion
Population: ~ 2 million
Slovenia emerged as the strongest of the former member states of Yugoslavia, despite being one of the smallest in geographic size and population. GDP per capita is one of the highest in Central and Eastern Europe. The population is highly educated and benefits from a well-established national infrastructure. GDP per capita is one of the highest in Central and Eastern Europe. The government is still in the process of privatizing state-run companies to increase competitiveness; in particular the banking sector has seen a lot of recent privatization. Geographical location means that it is the gateway to the Balkans from Western Europe, and thus Slovenia remains a great location to tap into the emerging Balkan markets.
Doing Business in Slovenia
This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Slovenia. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. The data in this report are current as of June
1, 2014 (except for the paying taxes indicators, which cover the period January–December 2013).
Doing Business in Slovenia – World Bank Group
Overview of Slovenia Economy – This page summarizes Doing Business 2015 data for Slovenia. The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.
Industry Trends & Business Climate
Economy Profile 2016 Slovenia
Economy Profile 2016
Business Environment | Invest Slovenia
Slovenia’s extensive economic reforms started in 2000 led to gradual regulatory changes in the FDI area. The approval mechanisms became streamlined and clear to investors improving Slovenia’s investment climate and increasing foreign investors’ confidence.
Establishing a Presence
Business Types – Types of structures in Slovenia
An entrepreneur willing to develop a business in Slovenia can choose from a wide range of company types, in accordance with the business activity and other criteria which characterize each type of structure in Slovenia.
Business Types – Types of Companies in Slovenia
The Slovene civil law system is similar to the German civil law, and for this reason the business entities have resemblances with the corresponding German entities. Slovenian law makes a clear distinction between personal and capital-driven entities.
Business Registration Requirements – Slovenia Business Point / Starting / Business registration
There are no conditions limiting how to establish a company in Slovenia – anyone may register a company, and the procedure is the same for all EU, EEA Member Countries citizens and for citizens of the Swiss Confederation.
Business Registration Requirements – Establishing a Company | Invest Slovenia
Company registration procedure
Slovenia Corporate Tax Rate
The Corporate Tax Rate in Slovenia stands at 17 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Slovenia averaged 22.62 percent from 1995 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 25 percent in 1996 and a record low of 17 percent in 2013. Corporate Tax Rate in Slovenia is reported by the Tax Administration of the Republic of Slovenia.
Slovenia Sales Tax Rate
The Sales Tax Rate in Slovenia stands at 22 percent. Sales Tax Rate in Slovenia averaged 20.13 percent from 2000 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 22 percent in 2014 and a record low of 19 percent in 2001. Sales Tax Rate in Slovenia is reported by the Tax Administration of the Republic of Slovenia.
Slovenian VAT compliance and rates
If a foreign company is providing goods under its Slovenian VAT registration, it must comply with the local obligations on record keeping, invoicing and VAT rates.
Paying Taxes in Slovenia – Doing Business
This site from the World Bank detailed summary of the taxes and mandatory contributions that a medium-size company must pay or withhold in a given year, as well as administrative burden in paying taxes.
Slovenia Personal Income Tax Rate
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Slovenia stands at 50 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Slovenia averaged 47.30 percent from 1995 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 50 percent in 1996 and a record low of 41 percent in 2007. Personal Income Tax Rate in Slovenia is reported by the Tax Administration of the Republic of Slovenia.
Slovenia – Taxes on personal income
Individual – Taxes on personal income
Visa information | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Visa information for tourists, students and business
Getting to and around Slovenia
A guide to all forms of public transportation in Slovenia
Best Slovenia Transportation
Transportation options in Ljubljana and other cities in Slovenia
Telecom/IT – Telekom Slovenije
Telekom Slovenije d.d.) is a telecommunications company based in Slovenia, with its headquarters in Ljubljana. The company is comprehensive communication service provider in Slovenia recognised as the leader in integration of new generations of mobile and fixed communications, system integration and cloud services as well as multimedia contents.
Telecom/IT – Slovenia – Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations
In the overall telecom market, regulatory intervention has improved market conditions for competitors, with network interconnection rates now below the EU average.
Labor Rules and Regulations – Employment Relationships Act
The aim of The Employment Relationships Act is to achieve the inclusion of workers in the working process, to ensure a harmonised running of the working process and to prevent unemployment, taking into account the right of workers to freedom of work and dignity at work, and to protect the interests of workers in employment relationship.
Labor Rules and Regulations – Labor Market Regulation in Slovenia
a detailed summary of some of the labor regulations that would apply to local entrepreneurs wishing to hire workers, organize working schedules, improve job quality for workers, or make workers redundant for economic reasons in Slovenia.
Social Insurance – Angl. ZRSZ – Unemployment benefits
You may exercise your right to unemployment benefits if you were insured against unemployment for at least 9 months in the last 24 months before unemployment occurred and if your employment was not terminated with your consent or culpability. You retain the right to unemployment benefits if you are actively seeking employment and fulfill certain other obligations you have as an unemployed person.
Social Insurance – Slovenia – Social Security
Information on unemployment and social security in Slovenia from the US Social Security Administration
Employment Relationships Act
Scope of employment regulations including minimum wage, worktime restrictions, employee representation
Coat of Living – Money and costs in Slovenia
A range of prices for selected items
Business etiquette in Slovenia
Slovenians consider themselves as professionals, which mean they are trustworthy, determined and straight forward. They are asking the same from their partners.
Business Etiquette – Culture, Customs and Etiquette
Culture, Customs and Etiquette
Cost of Living in Ljubljana.
Cost of living information includes price indices for rent, food, utilities, transportation, restaurants, clothing and more
Holidays and observances in Slovenia
Schedule of National and seasonal holidays
Holidays in Slovenia
There are two kinds of public holidays in Slovenia – state holidays and work-free days.
Climate of the World: Slovenia
The climate of the Slovenia can be described as typical European continental influenced climate with warm, dry summers and fairly cold winters, while the coastal areas and the lowlands in the south have a Mediterranean influenced climate. January is the coldest month with daytime temperatures usually around zero in the north, but in some cases winter months can be very cold with temperatures far below zero and strong, cold northeasterly winds, called Bora, especially in the mountainous regions, where the weather is strongly influenced by the nearby Alps.
Climate – Type of Climate in Slovenia
Most of Slovenia is temperate, with four distinct seasons. However, Slovenia’s varied geography — from the Alps to the coastal areas on the Adriatic Sea — creates three distinct Slovenian climates that interact with one another.
Safety – Slovenia – US Department of State
US Department of State – Go to Safety and Security for updates from the Slovenian government
Safety – Slovenia 2015 Crime and Safety Report
Visitors are generally not singled out or targeted based on nationality but rather because they look like tourists.
Education | Slovenia
Children who are foreign nationals and reside in Slovenia are entitled to compulsory primary school education from the age of six under the same conditions as nationals of the Republic of Slovenia. Enrolment in the international elementary school programme, intended for pupils who are foreign nationals, under the IBO (International Baccalaureate Organisation) system is possible at the Danila Kumar International School in Ljubljana.
Education in Slovenia – European Commission
The Slovene transition in the educational sector was marked by the strive to increase quality and accessibility of public schooling as well as to enable freedom of choice by introducing legal framework for private schooling.
Demographics – Slovenia Demographics Profile
Demographic information includes population, quality of life, health, sports, technology, energy and the environment
Demographics – Slovenia Facts | Government, Economy, Demographics
Discover and compare Slovenia facts about health, technology, energy, environment, military, government, economy, demographics
WTO | Slovenia
This site gathers key information on Slovenia’s participation in the WTO. Slovenia has been a member of WTO since 30 July 1995 and a member of GATT since 30 October 1994. As of 1 May 2004 it is a member State of the European Union (more info). All EU member States are WTO members, as is the EU (until 30 November 2009 known officially in the WTO as the European Communities for legal reasons) in its own right.
Slovenia: Economy – globalEDGE – Michigan State University
Import/Export Regulations – OEC: Sweden (SWE) Profile of Exports, Imports and Trade Partners
Import and Export statistics for Slovenia
Import/Export Regulations – Slovenian Customs: Regulations, Export-Import Procedures
Import and export regulations from Slovenis customs
Housing and Rentals
Slovenia – Official Travel Guide
This site secribes hotel, private and campground accommodations
Slovenia hotels & apartments, all accommodations
Hotel guide for Slovenis
Slovenia – Lonely Planet
Snow-capped peaks, turquoise-green rivers, and an Adriatic coastline inspired by Venice. Throughout Slovenia, a culinary and cultural sophistication hides behind a rural, rustic charm.
Slovenia Travel Guide | Fodor’s Travel
Slovenia may be the best-kept secret in Europe. Just half the size of Switzerland, the country is often treated as fly-over—or drive-through