The labour shortages that have threatened to limit economic expansion in Central and some parts of Southeast Europe have started to ease in some countries, with increased labour migration a contributing factor.
Most economies are failing to provide the conditions in which their citizens can thrive, said the World Economic Forum on releasing its new social mobility index.
A cooling of economic expansion is expected in 2020, as Slovenia can no longer rely on exports to fuel growth amid a slowdown in its main trading partners.
Just as brusquely as the French president recently discredited Nato (where France's real influence may not be so great), he has done the same with the Western Balkans and the EU enlargement process. And in the EU, France's position is decisive.
Cryptocurrencies have gained popularity in Slovenia over the last few years with more than 300 shops and merchants now accepting payments in Bitcoin Cash.