Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Borut Pahor
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Miro Cerar

Overview

Government Name:
Republic of Slovenia
Constitution:
Adopted: 1991; As the fundamental law of Slovenia, this constitution covers Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Economic and Social Relations, Organisation of the State, Self-Government, Public Finance, Constitutionality and Legality, The Constitutional Court, and the Procedure for Amending the Constitution.
Government Type:
Parliamentary Republic
Republic of Slovenia Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Slovenia

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

A3
Changes in generally good but somewhat volatile political and economic environment can affect corporate payment behavior. A basically secure business environment can nonetheless give rise to occasional difficulties for companies. Corporate default probability is quite acceptable on average. Source: Coface (2018)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
Executive

Proclaims laws adopted by the National Assembly, proclaims documents of ratification for international treaties, and performs other duties defined by the constitution.

President is elected by majority vote through a two-round system and prime minister is elected by parliament.

5 years

Judicial

Highest authority of judicial power for the protection of constitutionality, legality, human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Elected by the National Assembly from proposals submitted by the president, attorneys, law universities, and sitting judges.

Until dismissal by executive branch

Legislative

Represents the interests of socio-economic and professional circles and those of local authorities, gives opinions on draft legislation examined by the National Assembly, initiates debates on bills before they are promulgated, and forwards requests to parliamentary commissions to launch inquiries.

National Council (Državni Svet) members are indirectly elected by an electoral college, and in the National Assembly (Državni Zbor), 88 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system and 2 members are elected through a Borda Count system.

National Council: 5 years; National Assembly: 4 years.

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Ministry of Finance
Tax Name:
VAT

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/