Slovenia’s excellent ecology is one of its key assets and its internationally recognizable quality. The 2016 Yale University Environmental Performance Index places it fifth out of the total of 180 countries in terms of environmental protection and protection of human health from environmental harm.

The nature of Slovenia is marked by a unique combination of the sea and the mountains, as well as pristine forests covering up to 60% of the territory, mountain lakes and hot springs. And the small distances within the country make it possible to fully enjoy both the benefits of life in a healthy countryside environment and those of an urban lifestyle.

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Quality of life

Slovenia holds a strong position among the countries with high quality of life. As a matter of fact, it is currently ahead of France, Italy and Hungary. It comes 25th out of 188 countries in terms of long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living to the 2015 Human Development Report. But income, healthcare and education alone don’t provide for a fulfilled life, right? The 2015 OECD Better Life Index indicates that the people of Slovenia also enjoy personal security, a sense of community and a great work-life balance.

Tourism development in Slovenia

Tourism is one of the priorities of the country’s economic development, and it enjoys vast support by the government.

In 2014, 708.2 million euros was invested in tourism, which makes 9.4% of total investment.

The government has adopted a development plan which envisions a 4.3-4.5% annual investment increase over the next decade so that it reaches the level of 1,137.9 million by 2025.

According to the data of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, in 2016 a steady growth has been seen in the number of nights spent by tourists at accommodation establishments (+13% in the first quarter of 2016 as compared to the first quarter of 2016).

50% tourists are foreign citizens. The main sources of demand are Germany, Austria, and Italy.

Slovenia is actively working on promoting its tourism in China and the countries of the East.

Slovenian economy. Investment climate

An EU member since 2004, today Slovenia is characterized by a high economic growth potential being one of the most underestimated EU countries.

Slovenia has received a very positive economic growth forecast by the EU authorities, which is why significant investment is being made in this country.

Качество жизни

Slovenia maintains a high safety level. It is one of the leading countries in Europe in terms of quality of life, currently being ahead of Germany, France, and Italy.


Качество жизни

Slovenia comes 25th out of 188 countries in terms of such indicators as long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living


Качество жизни

Ljubljana holds the 2nd place on the list of the best cities to live in Central and Southeast Europe


Качество жизни

Ljubljana is the seat of one of Europe’s largest universities (64 thousand students), which makes Slovenia a perfect talent pool providing employers with high-skilled professionals.


Качество жизни

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has increased its investment into Slovenia’s economy from 77 million euros in 2015 to 100 million euros in 2016. This funding is aimed at driving industrial development as well as energy and infrastructure projects.