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 that has 500 million customers and no customs or duties.

Access to the markets of Eastern Europe and the Balkans

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

Shortest link between Asia and Central Europe

Slovenia has an exceptional geo-strategic position at the intersection of two TEN-T corridors (Mediterranean and 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

The strategic geographical location, modern port infrastructure, well-situated infrastructure for inland freight transport, efficient customs clearance processes and low supply chain costs all ensure logistics is simple.

A stimulating and low-risk business environment

The country’s 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

Broad incentives for direct investment are available; investments that address priority goals like investments in services and R&D, the creation of highly qualified jobs and high value-added and sustainability projects are especially encouraged.

Trading across Borders

Slovenia’s business environment scores best in the World Bank’s Doing Business category Trading across Borders, where it appears next to world-leading countries .

Quality workforce

An above the EU average share of people with a secondary and tertiary education, wonderful foreign language skills, a flair for technology and innovation and high levels of digital literacy characterise the country’s workforce.

Very well-developed ICT infrastructure

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