Information on bilateral relations between Slovenia and participating
countries is listed on your right.
Basic goals of Slovenia's foreign and economic policy
One of the basic goals of Slovenia's foreign policy is stable
neighbourly relation with Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia. For
this reason, Slovenia pays special attention to the position of its
two national minorities. Slovenia co-operates with its neighbours
within the framework of quadrilateral links; it also works alongside
other Central European states within the Central European Initiative
(CEI) and contributes to stabilisation of South-East Europe within the
Slovenia maintains a global trade orientation and is strengthening its
economic ties with CEFTA
member states, Russia and the former Yugoslav
republics in particular, in addition to its strategically most
important partners - the EU member states.
Slovenia's trade is mainly with EU states, particularly Germany,
Italy, Austria and France. However, its economic relations are
widening and alongside an increase in trade with its existing
partners, it aims to include new markets within the EU, to
re-establish trade links with parts of the former Yugoslav market and
to achieve a greater presence in the USA, in some states of the former
Soviet Union and among CEFTA members.
At the end of 2000, according to the Bank of Slovenia,
direct foreign investments amounted to nearly 3 billion USD (2,808.5 million
USD). Most came from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Czech
Republic, Great Britain, the USA and the Netherlands.
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