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Slovenia Business Week no. 16/2005: Business Looks for Services and Investment Opportunities in Poland

Poland and Slovenia have plenty of opportunities for business cooperation, in particular in services and investment, established Polish and Slovenian managers at a business conference, was held as part of President Janez Drnovsek's visit to Poland

Polandand Slovenia have plenty of opportunities for business cooperation, in particular in services and investment, established Polish and Slovenian managers at a business conference on Wednesday, 13 April, according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS).

The business conference was held as part of President Janez Drnovsek's visit to Poland. He is being accompanied by one of the biggest business delegations ever to travel with a Slovenian president.

Tanja Rupnik, in charge of the business conference at the CCIS, noted that drug makers Lek and Krka, as well as electronics company Eti, already have production facilities in Poland.

In the light of increasing trade, it is welcome that Adria Airways, the air-carrier, will launch scheduled flights between Ljubljana and Warsaw in September, she noted.

Drnovsek's visit has shown that Slovenian enterprises are interested in doing business in Poland: among 16 companies it includes heavyweights such as Krka and Lek, mobile operator Mobitel, oil trader Petrol, construction companies Primorje and SCT, and sports goods maker Elan.

Bilateral trade was worth EUR 552.1m in 2004, up from EUR 500.2m a year before. Slovenia's exports topped EUR 334.3m and imports were at 217.7m, according to CCIS data. Drugs, cars and refrigerators are Slovenia's main export items, with drug makers Krka and Lek, and car manufacturer Revoz the biggest exporters.

Source: Slovene Press Agency STA

Author: STA