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Slovenia Business Week no. 17: Slovenia Entices Foreign Investors with Incentives of EUR 7.8m

The invitation for applications was published in the Official Gazette on 4 May and closes on 9 September

The Public Agency for Entrepreneurship and Foreign Investments is offering grants worth EUR 7.8m to foreign investors in a bid to help create 1,000 new jobs. The invitation for applications was published in the Official Gazette on Friday, 4 May and closes on 9 September.

The funds will be allocated to investors whose investments will have a positive impact on new employment, knowledge and technology transfer, facilitate balanced regional development and foster alliances between foreign investors and Slovenian companies.

Grants (a total of EUR 5.6m this year and EUR 2.2m in 2008) are available for industry, strategic services and research and development.

Applications are open to foreign investors but the final recipients of the funds will be companies headquartered in Slovenia in which foreign investors have at least a 10% stake.

Source: Slovenian Press Agency STA

Author: STA, Slovenian National Press Agency