Raising productivity, a business-friendly environment for investors
Strengthening the capital markets – reform
The objective of the reform is to strengthen the capital markets in Slovenia. The reform includes the entry into force of a new Act on Forms of Alternative Investment Funds, which will clearly define the forms of investment funds. The new Act builds on the results of the Structural Reform Support Programme project "Strengthening the Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) Segment".
In addition, a strategy for the Slovenian capital market will be adopted, setting out specific measures for further development, based on the results of the Structural Reform Support Programme project "Capital Market Enhancement and Development in Slovenia".
A more productive economy for the digital and green transition – reform
The objective of the reform is to increase the productivity of the Slovenian economy by reorienting criteria for public investment support from job creation towards highly productive, sustainable and digitally oriented business models and investments.
The reform includes the entry into force of amendments to the Investment Promotion Act and the consequent entry into force of amendments to the implementing decree. The amendments will redirect state investment incentives primarily towards supporting the implementation of capital-intensive investments with high value added, with the aim of increasing the productivity of the Slovenian economy by reorienting criteria for public investment support from job creation towards highly productive, sustainable and digitally oriented business models and investments.
Support for the decarbonisation, productivity and competitiveness of companies – investment
The investment aims to support companies that increase productivity. Selected projects will meet a specific set of environmental performance criteria, in particular energy and material efficiency, and will comply with the technical guidance on the application of the "do no significant harm" principle. In addition, the co-financing agreement commits the beneficiaries to additional measurable sustainability targets to be achieved on completion of the investment.
Providing innovative ecosystems of economic and business infrastructure – investment
The investment aims to strengthen the competitiveness of value chains in various economic sectors by supporting innovation ecosystems. The investment will support the development of economic and business infrastructure which contributes to the objectives of the Smart Specialisation Strategy and will further develop existing business areas and degraded areas into business infrastructure, limiting the need for significant investment in new urban and transport infrastructure.
One of the objectives of the investment is setting up a digital platform for more efficient management of business zones.