Weekly Review of the Slovene Economy from 4 to 10 November
Ljubljana, 12 November - The European Commission's report on the progress of EU candidate countries published on Wednesday made most of the week's headlines not only in political circles, but in business ones as well. Anomalies in the otherwise positive report include criticisms over the fact that Slovenia has failed to abolish duty-free shops at road border crossings, in addition to criticisms over slow privatisation, especially of banks and insurance companies, and the low level of foreign direct investment (FDI). The same criticisms were raised once again on Thursday, when the Commission published the quarterly report on economic reforms in the candidate countries.
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