About Us Slovenia Factsheet

Official Name    Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija)

Location           Slovenia shares borders with Hungary to the East, Italy to the West, Croatia to the South and Austria to the    North

Capital             Ljubljana 

Major Cities     Maribor, Kranj, Ptuj, Celje

Area                20,273 sq. kms. (Approximately half the size of Haryana)

Climate            Mediterranean on coast, continental inland

Population       Approximately over two million

Ethnicity         Slovenes 83.06%, Croats 1.81%, Serbs 1.98%, Bosnians1.10%, Hungarians 0.32%, Albanians 0.31%, Macedonians  0.20%, Roma  0.17%, Montenegrins 0.14%, Italians 0.11% (2002 census)

Language         Slovene

Time Zone        Central European Time Zone (IST – 3 ½ hours during March-October and

IST – 4 ½ hours during remaining period of the year.

STD Code         + 386

Political structure       Slovenia is bicameral parliamentary democracy. National Assembly has 90 deputies elected for a term of four years. The last elections for the National Assembly were held in June 2018.  Its current President (Speaker) is Mr. Igor Zorčič.

The National Council has 40 elected representatives with a five-year term.  Its present Chairman is Mr. Alojz Kovšca.

The President of Slovenia is elected for five years for a maximum of two terms. The current President Mr. Borut Pahor was elected for a second term on 12 November 2017. 

Government       Following the resignation of Mr. Marjan Šarec as Prime Minister on 27 January 2020, Mr. Janez Janša, leader of Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), was elected as Prime Minister for the third time on 3 March 2020 to form the 14th Government of Slovenia. Earlier, Mr. Janez Janša was the Prime Minister of Slovenia from 2004 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Janez Janša heads a coalition of Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS); Modern Centre Party (SMC); New Slovenia (NSi); and Pensioners' Party (DeSUS).

The main Cabinet members are:

Prime Minister  

Mr. Janez Janša

Deputy Prime Minister and

Minister of Economic Development

and Technology

Mr. Zdravko Počivalšek

Deputy Prime Minister and

Defence Minister

Mr. Matej Tonin

Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food

Ms. Aleksandra Pivec

Foreign Minister

Dr. Anže Logar

Interior Minister

Mr. Aleš Hojs

Finance Minister             

Mr. Andrej Šircelj

Minister of Education, Science & Sports

Dr. Simona Kustec Lipicer

Minister of Infrastructure

Mr. Jernej Vrtovec

Membership: Slovenia is a member of UN, OSCE, Council of Europe, IMF, WTO, NATO, OECD and EU.  It joined the European Union in May 2004.Slovenia joined Schengen group of countries in December 2007.

 

Economic Indicators (All figures in Euro)

Currency                Euro (since January 2007)

GDP GrowthRate     2.2% (2015), 3.1% (2016), 4.8% (2017), 4.1% (2018), 2.4% (2019)

GDP (current prices) 38.86 bn (2015), 40.37 bn (2016), 43.00 bn (2017), 45.75 bn (2018), 48.01 bn (2019)

GDP per capita         18,830 (2015), 19,551 (2016), 20,809 (2017), 22,083 (2018), 22,983 (2019)

Inflation                   -0.5% (2015), -0.1% (2016), 1.4% (2017), 1.7% (2018), 1.8% (2019)

Unemployment         12.30% (2015), 10.8% (2016), 9% (2017), 4.8% (2018), 4.0 (2019)

Global Exports          23.94 bn (2015), 24.97 bn (2016), 28.22 (2017), 30.86 (2018), 33.47 bn (2019)

Global Imports         23.30 bn (2015), 24.11 bn (2016), 27.60 (2017), 30.70 (2018), 34.04 bn (2019)

Principal exports      Motor cars parts & accessories, electric machinery and equipment, machinery and mechanical appliances, pharmaceuticals, plastics and articles thereof, mineral fuels, iron and steel and aluminum, turbines, home appliances, organic chemicals, wood and articles thereof.

(Major destination of exports: Germany, Italy, Croatia, Austria, France, Switzerland, France, Poland, Serbia, Hungary, Russia, Czech Republic)

Principal imports       Motor vehicles parts and accessories, electric machinery and mechanical appliances, petroleum oils, electric machinery, pharmaceuticals, plastics, iron, steel and aluminum and articles thereof, organic chemicals

(Major sources of imports: Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland Croatia, Hungary, France, Netherlands, China, Poland, and Czech Republic)

 

Bilateral Trade: Trade in goods between Slovenia and India year wise-Euro million*

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Exports to India

73.14

87.10

86.48

110.64

114.83

Imports from India

 

236.88

219.97

183.52

250.61

246.58

Total

310.02

307.07

270.00

361.25

361.41

Balance in India’s Favor

163.74

132.87

97.04

139.97

131.75

*Statistical Office of Republic of Slovenia

 

Investment between India and Slovenia year-wise in Euro million*

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

India’s investment  in Slovenia

-12.8

-11.2

-11.3

-14.9

Slovenia’s investment  in India

-0.1

-0.4

0.4

0.6

 *Bank of Slovenia                                                   

Indian Community: As confirmed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia, the number of Indian nationals with a valid permanent residence permit in the Republic of Slovenia on 31 January 2020 is 103.

The number of Indian nationals with a valid temporary residence permit in the Republic of Slovenia on 31 January 2020 is 206.

 

June 2020