Slovenian Public Agency for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Development, Investment and Tourism (Spirit)
Acting Director: Boštjan Skalar
Dimičeva 13, 1000 Ljubljana
P: 01/589 85 50, 01/589 18 70
F: 01/589 85 60, 01/589 18 77
E: info (at) slovenia.info , japti (at) japti.si , info (at) tia.si
SPIRIT Slovenia merges the Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Entrepreneurship and Foreign Investments (JAPTI), the Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) and the Slovenian Technology Agency (TIA). The purpose of this new public agency is to boost competitiveness of the Slovenian economy, promote Slovenia as a tourist destination, develop entrepreneurship and promote innovation, technological development, foreign investments and the internationalisation of companies.
The agency SPIRIT was established with the purpose of ensuring greater effectiveness and, consequently, improving the competitiveness of the Slovenian economy and rationalising the public administration. The main effect of the merger will be a more coordinated, transparent and focused support for the Slovenian economy.
Public Economic Institute for Commodity Reserves
Director: Anton Zakrajšek
Dunajska 106, 1000 Ljubljana
P: +386 1 589 73 00
F: +386 1 589 73 47
Internet: info (at) zrsbr.si
The Slovenian Public Economic Institute for Commodity Reserves is a commercial public institution charged with establishing and managing the national commodity reserves, including with maintaining compulsory stocks of petroleum products, in order to maintain reserves that will suffice for 90 days, based on average consumption in the previous year.
Slovene Enterprise Fund
Director: Maja Tomanič-Vidovič, MSc
Trubarjeva 11, 2000 Maribor
P: +386 2 234 12 60
F: +386 2 234 12 82
E: maja.tomanic-Vidovic (at) podjetniskisklad.si
This entrepreneurship fund is the main public financial institution in the RS set up to improve access to financial sources for small and medium-sized enterprises.
The fund was set up as a public financial fund by the Government of the RS based on the Public Funds Act. On the basis of the Supportive Environment for Entrepreneurship Act, the fund transformed itself into the Public Fund for Entrepreneurship, shortened to the Slovenian Enterprise Fund. Its activities include regulating economic sectors for more efficient commerce, financial leasing, other credit and other financial brokerage.
Slovenian Institute for Standardization (SIST)
Director: Marjetka Strle Vidali, MSc
Šmartinska140, 1000 Ljubljana
P: +386 1 478 30 13
F: +386 1 478 30 94
E: SIST (at) sist.si
The Slovenian Institute for Standardisation (SIST) is the national standards authority, and is responsible for establishing, managing and maintaining the national system of standardisation in the area of electrical technology, information technology, telecommunications and also in general areas, and represents the national interests in international standardisation organisations (ISO, IEC) and in European standardisation organisations (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI).
SIST was set up by the RS to provide the permanent activity of Slovenian national standardisation in the public interest and to perform proprietary activities in the interest of users. The SIST secretariat, headed by the director, is the professional and administrative service that provides professional and technical support for official bodies and technical working bodies, and performs the marketing of products and services.
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Schengen Fact Sheet
24 European countries are party to the Schengen agreement. This agreement eliminates all internal border controls between them. To enter one Schengen country is to gain up to 90 days of continuous travel between the member states. American citizens traveling for business or tourism are not required to have a visa for this initial entry into the Schengen area, but...ing their visit, and could face possible fines or other repercussions if unable to do so.
The member parties of the Schengen agreement are:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
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