Austria and Slovenia launched a year of dialogue between neighbours, as part of which some 120 cultural, scientific, educational and other events are planned in the two countries until the autumn of 2020. The year of neighbourly dialogue opened simultaneously as the capitals of Ljubljana and Vienna hosted two jazz concerts.
Bilateral ties and Schengen zone expansion topped the agenda as Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok met his Slovenian counterpart Miro Cerar in Ljubljana on Wednesday. The pair shared a view that bilateral relations were excellent and urged respect for international law and dedication to multilateralism.
The Month of Design event, bringing together around 300 participants from 19 countries in Southeast Europe, got under way in Ljubljana today with the Design Expo fair. Several awards were conferred today, including the Design of the Year award, which want to Gigodesign for Bokashi Organko 2, a minimalist kitchen compost bin made from recycled materials, the jury wrote.
Three years ago, I completely changed my life. Not only did I cut my hair, but I completely changed my career, as well. I left a very good corporate position to start my petite boutique consulting business. I went from a strong commercial and business-oriented role to be a consultant in the area of human resources. I am a passionate believer in leadership stories based on actions that lead to change and growth. How did I manage, where did I start, what did I do?
A Slovenian-Jordanian business conference took place on Monday in Ljubljana, as a 10-member Jordanian business delegation is visiting Slovenia this week. Addressing the event, Foreign Ministry State Secretary Dobran Božič expressed the wish for more cooperation, especially between the ports of Koper and Aqaba.
Barbara Jaki, the director of the National Gallery started her career in this very institution right after her graduation. In her third mandate as a Director, she had witnessed many changes in which the museum confirmed its status of a home of Slovenian artistic heritage and gained valuable donations which made its collection richer.
The two-day Slovenia Business Bridge investment and development conference, hosted by AmCham Slovenia at its 20th anniversary, opened with a business breakfast at which the panellists concluded that family businesses represented an important part of global economic growth, and that their growth was not incompatible with the commitment to fundamental values. A panel discussing strategies by investors saw the participants conclude that Slovenia wanted to be attractive to foreign investors, which in turn agreed that the country certainly offered numerous opportunities.
On the occasion of the Unity Day, the German Ambassador to Slovenia, H.E. Klaus Riedel hosted a reception attended by the Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek, the Minister for Slovenians Abroad Peter Česnik, and other guests from Slovenian political, economic, social and cultural spheres, and the international community in Ljubljana. The Ambassador confirmed the relations between Germany and Slovenia are excellent, adding that his mission was to improve them even further.
Mercator, Slovenia’s leading retailer, saw group sales revenue increase by 0.4% to EUR 1.06 billion. Group net profit rose by 58.4% to EUR 2.4 million, the company declared. Normalised profit before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased by almost 73% to EUR 83 million and operating profit (EBIT) was up by over 76% to EUR 29.9 million.
Foreign Minister Miro Cerar hosted, in New York, a breakfast for ministers and senior representatives of the Green Group. The group, established by Slovenia, gathers six small countries dedicated to promoting green policies and the transition to a green economy and the use of renewables: Slovenia, Singapore, Iceland, Costa Rica, the United Arab Emirates and Cabo Verde.