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Slovenia Business Week no. 20: Pharma Company Krka Receives Excellence Award

Pharma company Krka was awarded as the company that employed the highest number of experts in 2006

Pharma company Krka was awarded as the company that employed the highest number of experts in 2006 at a two-day international forum of excellence in Otocec on Friday, 25 May.

"Krka is a successful, attractive and development-oriented company that has the expertise to enhance, improve and include a growing number of employees in solving necessary globalisation issues," Economy Ministry State Secretary Andrijana Starina Kosem said in her address to the meeting.

"Krka's success presents guidelines for Slovenia and a beacon for everybody else," Starina Kosem added.

Krka chairman Joze Colaric said that 40% of the company's workforce was employed abroad, mainly between Vladivostok and Dublin. He believes that people are of key importance for positive indicators.

Krka employs quality professionals because it has to, Colaric said and added that it opened 500 new jobs last year, while it planned to hire 600 workers this year, including 200 in Slovenia.

Starina Kosem said that the conference confirmed in practice the measures taken by the government and the ministry to promote entrepreneurship and increase the competitive ability of the Slovenian economy.

Source: Slovenian Press Agency STA

Author: STA, Slovenian National Press Agency