The EIF estimates universities and research institutes targeted by the platform will generate more than 350 patent applications and 100 spin-off companies in the next five years.
With the delta variant starting to spread in Southeast Europe, officials are warning of a new wave of the pandemic that may put pressure on hospitals as early as August or September.
Wage growth accelerated from just 0.9% y/y in the previous month.
Strong recovery after spring 2020 lockdowns partly driven by demand for houses and rural properties, but prices remain among the lowest in Europe.
Highly critical European Commission report issued as Sofia tries to sack chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev, who has thwarted efforts by the caretaker government to investigate top-level corruption. Shortcomings reported in other SEE EU members.
The first half was particularly strong in the mid-market and smaller-ticket segment.
Mark Boris Andrijanic pledges to turn digitalisation into a national priority in Slovenia.
Issuance has been impressive but in some countries green bonds are still to get off the ground, while in others there is a shortage of high-yield, local currency or 'dark green' issues.
Funding for public broadcaster and other divisive issues raised at tense joint press conference between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Slovenian PM Janez Jansa.
The largest upward driver for the annual inflation was from higher prices of petroleum products.
Capital Economics analysts point to evidence of growing price pressures in eastern EU members.
The coronacrisis saw the role of the state increase, but post-crisis efforts towards privatisation and a stepping back of the state from the economy are expected.
EBRD says recovery from the coronacrisis is progressing faster than expected, but many emerging Europe economies won’t return to 2019 levels of GDP until 2022.
Since Yugoslavia started to disintegrate, a whole generation has grown up but there are still some in the region who look back nostalgically.
Rifts between EU and Janez Jansa’s right-wing government constrain Ljubljana’s ability to provide leadership to the bloc at a critical moment.
Slovenia is the first country in the Central and Eastern Europe region and the second in the EU after Luxembourg to issue a sustainability bond.
Ljubljana presents first measures to digitalise public services with the aim of improving the efficiency of the public administration in line with the EU’s digital agenda.
No progress towards EU membership for North Macedonia or Albania despite pressure on Bulgaria from fellow member states to drop veto.
The PPI index started to increase rapidly from the beginning of 2021.
Transparency International survey shows citizens of Slovenia and Bulgaria were most likely to think their government was run by a few big interests looking out for themselves.