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Slovenia overview

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In Slovenia we focus on:

Boosting competitiveness and good governance by championing privatisations, while deploying cutting-edge instruments to support private companies. We will support the expansion of competitive and well-governed companies. We aim to deepen capital markets and strengthen financial system.

Supporting Green Economy Transition by promoting new green technologies. Our goal is to Improve energy and resource efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.
Slovenia is one of the most advanced countries within the EBRD regions. The country is highly competitive and has many vibrant small businesses, but there remains room for improvement in innovation, governance and energy intensity.

While the economy has registered steady growth in recent years, the medium-term outlook will depend on the continuation of structural reforms. Reviving private sector productivity growth is key to the further convergence of the Slovenian economy.

The EBRD country strategy for Slovenia is also aligned with the government’s Slovenia Development Strategy 2030 especially in the areas of privatisation, corporate governance, capital market development, green economy, innovation and entrepreneurship.

As well as being a country where the EBRD works, Slovenia is also an EBRD donor with a total contribution of 1.5 million.

The EBRD’s latest strategy for Slovenia was adopted on 13 February 2019

Current EBRD forecast for Slovenia’s real GDP growth in 2022 6.0%

Current EBRD forecast for Slovenia's real GDP growth in 2023 1.8%

GDP rebounded strongly by 8.2 per cent in 2021, spurred by generous government spending which supported the recovery of domestic demand. In the first half of 2022, GDP grew by 8.9 per cent year-on-year, the fastest growth rate across the EU, driven by resilient domestic demand and an inventory build-up. Exports were also resilient, especially in the second quarter, but the domestic economy increased demand for imports, leading to a negative contribution of net exports.



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