Opportunity: financial incentives for foreign direct investments (FDI) in Slovenia (deadlines in February and March 2017)

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Slovenia is an interesting market for foreign direct investment (FDI) due to its EU membership, excellent location and stable business environment. Slovenia also offers several interesting fundingopportunities for enterprises.

A Call for Tender to attract FDI to the Republic of Slovenia in 2016 and 2017 is currently open. The purpose of the Call is to attract foreign investors to invest in Slovenia for the first time. The subject matter of the Call for Tender is granting financial incentives for initial investments made by first-time foreign investors. For the purpose of this Call, an initial investment means an investment in tangible or intangible assets related to the setting-up of a new company. Investment as an acquisition of an existing company is also permissible if the investment brings diversification of the output of the existing company into new additional products.

The investment projects proposed for incentives shall be in the following activities:

  • manufacturing (the minimum amount of the investment is 1 million euros and at least 25 new jobs),
  • services traded internationally (the minimum amount of the investment is 0.5 million euros and at least 10 new jobs) or
  • research and development (the minimum amount of the investment is 0.5 million euros and at least 5 new jobs).

Slovenia secured 4,64 mio EUR for funding of FDI. There are two remaining closing dates for submission of the projects, namely on 30th January 2017 and on 27th March 2017.

NR regularly advises clients on project finance, establishment of business in Slovenia, acquisitions and public procurement. NR provides the necessary assistance and legal advice on submitting bids for tenders. Our corporate activities represent the core of our focus. NR also advises on the international aspects of our clients’ operations. Should more information on the abovementioned Call and other investment opportunities be required, we are available to you via email *protected email*.

Ljubljana, Slovenia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)