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People in Slovenia consume on average 11.9 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 2.4 bottles of wine or 4.6 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in Slovenia, some population groups are at higher risk than others.
Foreign bribery enforcement is lacking in Slovenia, which has had no foreign bribery cases reach trial stage since 1999.
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The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Slovenia increased by 0.2 percentage points from 37.4% in 2018 to 37.7% in 2019. Between 2018 and 2019 the OECD average decreased from 33.9% to 33.8%.
The launch of this Economic Survey takes place against the backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic. In Slovenia, the pandemic created a health crisis that was dealt with effectively by the health sector and the government’s confinement measures. The pandemic also halted one of the best economic performances in the OECD, leading to a slump, as in other countries.
When Slovenia became an OECD member, the world was gripped by a profound international financial crisis. This was followed closely by a domestic financial crisis in Slovenia. However, the country bounced back and rapidly became a star performer in the OECD.