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Slovenia Weekly: Stability and affirmation

After Slovenia's rating was affirmed in December by Fitch, one of the three largest rating agencies, S&P Global and DBRS Morningstar, the German credit rating agency Crediterform Rating also gave Slovenia an excellent AA- rating on Friday. Among the main reasons for this rating, the agency highlighted Slovenia’s diversified economy, which is achieving good results and is in the midst of a strong recovery after the drop caused by the coronavirus. In this way, according to the rating of the agency based in Neuss near Düsseldorf, Slovenia can expect to move further towards the EU average development level. The outlook is good and stable, they wrote, stressing that membership of the EU and the euro area is a big plus for the country.

 The British global citizenship consultancy firm Henley & Partners also published a list of the world's most powerful passports for 2022 with regard to freedom of travel. Slovenia was one of the best this year, ranking tenth (better than last year) on the latest Global Passport Ranking. Japan and Singapore topped the rankings. The passports of residents of the two Asian countries therefore enable their bearers to access the largest number of the world's destinations. In comparison: the Slovenian passport opens the doors to as many as 181 destinations, while the Afghan passport (Afghanistan ranked last at 111th) to only 26 destinations.

  • Janez Jansa FitWzk4MCw5ODAsIjc0ODBjZWJmNTIiXQ (Prime minister Janez Janša)

    Prime minister Janez Janša in the interview for The Economic Times

    15. 1. 2022

    Prime Minister Janez Janša has given an interview for the India's newspaper The Economic Times. In the interview, conducted by journalist Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, topics such as cooperation between Slovenia - India and bilateral relations were discussed.
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    The German credit rating agency gave Slovenia an excellent rating of AA-

    21. 1. 2022

    On Friday, the German Crediterform Rating agency confirmed its credit rating for Slovenia's national debt. The Slovenia's credit rating thus remains at AA- and the prospects are stable. The rating has already been confirmed by Fitch and S&P Global and DBRS Morningstar.
  • NK covid 19 Vindisar 180120222 (State Secretary at the Ministry of Health Franc Vindišar)

    Changes to the COVID-19 testing protocol

    18. 1. 2022

    The press conference on the current COVID 19 situation was attended by the State Secretary at the Ministry of Health Franc Vindišar and the Director of the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food, Tjaša Žohar Čretnik.