Slovenian Business Portal


Access to the EU market

Slovenia is a member of the European Union (EU), a member of the Schengen Area and a member of the euro area (Eurozone). It provides access to the EU market of 500 million customers without any customs and duties.

Access to the markets of Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Slovenia is an excellent starting point for entry into the markets of Eastern Europe and the Balkans (free trade agreements, excellent knowledge and well-established business ties).

Shortest connection between Asia and Central Europe

Slovenia has exceptionally favourable geo-strategic position at the intersection of two TEN-T corridors (the Mediterranean and the Baltic-Adriatic) and offers the shortest connections to the Mediterranean via Port Koper and to the Middle and Far East via the Suez Canal.

Favourable logistics

Strategic geographical location, modern port infrastructure, well-situated infrastructure for inland freight transport, efficient customs clearance processes, low supply chain costs.

Stimulating and low-risk business environment

A corporate culture of transparency and accountability, observance of international technical standards, personal integrity and company loyalty make a foreign manager’s job easy.

Investment environment

A broad system of incentives for direct investment; investments that address priority goals such as investments in services and R&D, creation of highly qualified jobs and high value-added and sustainability projects are particularly encouraged.

Trading across Borders

The strongest feature of Slovenia’s business environment is in the category Trading across Borders, where it appears alongside world-leading countries according to the World Bank’s Doing Business indicators,.

The quality of the workforce

An above EU average proportion of persons with secondary and tertiary education, excellent foreign language skills, a flair for technology and innovation and a high level of digital literacy.

Very well-developed ICT infrastructure

The number of ICT professionals, the use of cloud services, cross-border online sales and the coverage of households with fixed and ultra-fast broadband all exceed the EU average. Access to open data and eGovernment services is excellent, a host of administrative and business procedures can be done online. More