Slovenia - Country Commercial Guide
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Several factors make Slovenia an attractive location for trade and investment.  An established parliamentary democracy with stable legal and regulatory frameworks, Slovenia has excellent and fully-modernized communication and transportation infrastructure with a major port on the Adriatic Sea, offering easy access and proximity to Central European and Balkan markets.  Construction of a second railway line from the Port of Koper to the inland town of Divača is underway, which will significantly increase its capacity to move goods into Central Europe.  It has a well-educated and professional workforce with high levels of English language proficiency and a number of firms specialized in high-tech fields.  As a member of the Schengen Area, the EU, and the Eurozone, Slovenia is well integrated into greater European and regional markets.  Slovenia’s banking sector is increasingly open, as the government sold most of its stake in Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor (NKBM), and Abanka in recent years.  Major growth industries include the high-tech sector, information and communication technology (ICT), energy, financial services, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and logistics/transport.