The GDP of Slovenia Grows by 40% Since Joining the EU

Since joining the EU 15 years ago, the Slovenia’s GDP has grown by 40%. This is evidenced by the data included in the booklet released last week by the European Commission – on the eve of the anniversary of Slovenia’s accession to the EU.

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Since 2004, Slovenia has received 9.2 billion euros from the EU structural and investment funds. Since 2014, the EU has provided the structural financing equivalent to 29% of all public investments in the country.

As part of the investment plan to stimulate the economy of Slovenia provided by the Head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, the additional funding in the amount of 941 million euros was approved for almost 7,400 small and medium-sized businesses in Slovenia.