A cooling of economic expansion is expected in 2020, as Slovenia can no longer rely on exports to fuel growth amid a slowdown in its main trading partners.
Just as brusquely as the French president recently discredited Nato (where France's real influence may not be so great), he has done the same with the Western Balkans and the EU enlargement process. And in the EU, France's position is decisive.
Cryptocurrencies have gained popularity in Slovenia over the last few years with more than 300 shops and merchants now accepting payments in Bitcoin Cash.
Fears that a bubble was growing in the Central European real estate sector appear to have been averted, as growth in residential property prices has started to slow across much of the region.
Japanese group is expanding its business in Slovenia due to growing demand for industrial robots in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.