Slovenia. During the first six months of the year, Slovenia was first among the EU’s new members in Eastern Europe to hold the presidency. The government’s main concern was the continued rapprochement between the EU and the Western Balkan countries.
The September parliamentary elections led to Slovenia again being left-wing, after four years with a Conservative-led government. The Social Democratic SD got just over 30 percent of the vote, compared to just over 29 percent for Prime Minister Janez Janša’s party of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS). The left’s cooperation parties also went ahead at the expense of those who were members of Janša’s coalition government. In November, SD leader Borut Pahor was named new prime minister; he was supported by all parties in Parliament except SDS. Before the election, Pahor had promised to cut public spending to try to keep inflation in check. Slovenia has the highest growth among euro area countries, but also the highest inflation.
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Area: 20,273 km2 (world ranking: 151)
Population density: 102 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 145)
Capital: Ljubljana (Ljubljana)
Official languages: Slovenian
Gross domestic product: 43.3 billion euros; Real growth: 5.0%
Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): US $ 22,000
Currency: 1 Euro (Euro) = 100 cents
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Head of State: Borut Pahor, Head of Government: Miroslav “Miro” Cerar, Exterior: Karl Erjavec
National holiday: 25.6.
212 municipalities, of which 11 municipalities
State and form of government
Constitution of 1991
Parliament: State assembly (Drzavni zbor) with 90 members (88 elected, 1 representative each of the Hungarian and Italian minorities), election every 4 years; State Council (Drzavni svet) with 40 members, election every 5 years
Direct election of the head of state every 5 years (one-time re-election)
Suffrage from 18 years, employed persons from 16 years
Population: Slovenes, last census 2011: 2,050,189 residents 83, 1% Slovenes, 2.0% Serbs, 1.8% Croats, 1.1% Bosniaks, 0.3% Hungarians, 0.3% Albanians, etc. Proportion of foreigners 2017: 5.5%
Cities (with population): (As of 2017) Ljubljana (Laibach) 280,310 inh., Maribor (Marburg) 94,876, Celje (Cilli) 38,079, Kranj (Krainburg) 37,553, Koper (Capodistria) 25,319
Religions: 58% Catholics, 2% Muslims, 2% Orthodox and others; 10% without religion, 16% n / a (as of 2006)
Languages: 87.7% Slovenian; Recognized minority languages: Hungarian, Italian, German, Serbian, Croatian, Romani
Employees by economic sector:
agriculture. 5%, industry 33%, business 62% (2017)
Unemployment (in% of all labor force): 2017: 6.6%
Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 1.6%
Foreign trade: import: 36.0 billion euros (2017); Export: 38.4 billion euros (2017)
The climate is slightly continental. The precipitation is 1,300mm per year, the mean January temperatures depending on the region from -2 to + 2 ° C, the July temperatures averaging 21 ° C.
According to Countryaah reports, the population of Slovenia in 2008 was 2,043,226, ranking number 145 in the world. The population growth rate was 0.480% yearly, and the population density was 101.4566 people per km2.