Slovenia 73rd in World Economic Freedom Rating

Ljubljana, 21 April - Slovenia placed 73rd among 123 countries according to an economic freedom rating published by Canada's Fraser Institute for the year 2000. Slovenia's ranking, which is based on economic structure, market accessibility, the size of its public administration, monetary policies, stability of prices, purchase of foreign currency and the free movement of capital, fell three places from that achieved in 1997. The poor rating is a result of the large number of government enterprises, the size of its government, and restrictions on the mobility of capital.

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