CEE boom passes peak

Ben Aris in Berlin August 15, 2018

The boom Central and Eastern Europe has been enjoying for the last four years has reached its peak as countries in the region start to run up against their structural limits.

EU approves plans to privatise Slovenia's largest bank NLB

bne IntelliNews August 12, 2018

But the soon to be appointed minority government headed by Marjan Sarec depends on support from far-left Levica that staunchly opposes privatisation, making it unclear how Ljubljana will carry out its promise to sell off the bank.

Slovenia records its highest job vacancy rate since 2008

bne IntelliNews August 10, 2018

Slovenia’s job vacancy rate in the second quarter of the year stood at just 2.6% amid a labour market squeeze in the EU's eastern member states.

Five Slovenian parties nominate ex-comedien Sarec for prime minister

bne IntelliNews August 9, 2018

Sarec's prospects of winning the upcoming vote in parliament after cobbling together a coalition of five small parties informally backed by Levica still look shaky.

Slovenia’s retail trade up 0.5% m/m and 4.8% y/y in June

bne IntelliNews July 31, 2018

After in 2017 retail trade recorded growth of 8.2%, it will likely maintain the upward trend that began back in 2015 mainly thanks to higher employment and salaries.

Import prices in Slovenia up 3.8% y/y in June

bne IntelliNews July 30, 2018

Increase in import prices largely reflects higher oil and gas prices.

Former comedian Sarec in talks with five parties as he continues quest to become Slovenian PM

bne IntelliNews July 30, 2018

Neither political newcomer Sarec nor his rival, Janez Jansa of the rightwing Slovenian Democratic Party, has been able to form a government since the June 3 general election.

Political crisis grows in Slovenia as no party manages to form majority

bne IntelliNews July 23, 2018

President Borut Pahor has declined to nominate a candidate for prime minister after the leaders of the two main parties admitted they couldn’t muster enough MPs to support a new government.

Output prices in Slovenia up 2.4% y/y in June

bne IntelliNews July 22, 2018

Prices continued their rising trend in the first half of 2018, driven mainly by prices on international markets.

Jansa gives up coalition talks as rival Sarec closes in on majority

bne IntelliNews July 17, 2018

Janez Jansa's SDS was the frontrunner in Slovenia's June general election but many parties have refused to work with the former PM because of his rightwing rhetoric and anti-immigrant stance, leaving the field free for outsider Marjan Sarec.