Slovenia Defence and Security Report Q1 2011

Date: January 22, 2011
Pages: 91
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF), Download
ID: SA65261F154EN

Download PDF Leaflet

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

Slovenia’s defence spending was cut substantially in 2010, by 9.74% to US$707mn, from US$783mn in 2009, a reduction from US$383.40 per head to US$342.40 per head, according to BMI estimates. At constant prices, this represented a deep 11% cut in spending and reduction from 3.7% to 3.2% of public expenditure as the government looked to make savings from the defence budget. While the economic recovery is expected to be slow, BMI forecasts a respectable increase in defence spending of 8.62% in 2011, to US$768mn, or US$371.0mn per head. This represents a slight increase to 3.3% of total government expenditure.

Over the next decade, we expect steady increases in defence spending, with rates of between 3.31% (2014) and 4.77% (2015) to 2019. In euro terms (Slovenia uses the single currency), growth rates will be around 5% annually, with a high of 5.4% and a low of 4.6% In constant price terms, expenditure increases will be 3% or below. We expect defence slowly to rise as a proportion of government spending over the forecast period, to 4.2% in 2019. In 2019, we expect defence expenditure to reach US$1.053mn, or US$506.50 per head.

Defence reform is ongoing and has three general objectives. Firstly, abolition of conscription; secondly a shift from a reserve-based to a professional-based force; and thirdly to move from a territorial defenceoriented force to a deployable force. The first two goals had been achieved as of late 2010, but the third will take longer to implement, as it involves fundamental changes in the way the armed forces operate, train and are equipped. There is also a new emphasis on creating a ‘specialised force’ that fits with Slovenia’s strategic needs, the changing dynamics of world defence (with the rise of asymmetrical and border-free warfare) and the country’s international commitments.

Like several countries in ‘New Europe’, while Slovenia is not able to contribute large numbers of troops, it is keen to keep to its international commitments and support its EU and NATO allies in deployments abroad. These commitments tend to be more about offering niche experts to overseas missions and symbolic contribution than boosting the number of boots on the ground Over the long run, though, we hold to our view that Slovenia is among the most politically stable markets in Central and Eastern Europe. While the threat of home-grown terrorism in Slovenia is generally rather low, freedom of movement within the EU and the country’s proximity to less stable countries and major drug and human trafficking routes means that it must remain vigilant of the potential for terrorists and other violent criminals to penetrate its borders."
Executive Summary
SWOT Analysis
Slovenia Security SWOT
Slovenia Defence Industry SWOT
Slovenia Political SWOT
Slovenia Economic SWOT
Slovenia Business Environment SWOT
Global Political Outlook
Global Hotspots
  Table: Global Election Timetable, 2010 And 2011
Latin America: More Of The Same
Western Europe
Central Europe
South Eastern Europe
Russia And The Former Soviet Union
Middle East: Mostly The Same Old Challenges
Sub-Saharan Africa: Definitive Elections Pending
Asia: Accommodating A More Powerful China
Wild Cards
Global Security Outlook
Political Risk Analysis – The Future Of NATO
Regional Security Overview
Political Overview
Security Risk Analysis
BMI’s Security Ratings
  Table: Europe Security Risk Ratings
  Table: Europe State Terrorism Vulnerability To Terrorism Index
Slovenia’s Security Risk Rating
City Terrorism Rating
  Table: BMI’s Central And Eastern Europe And Central Asia City Terrorism Index
Security Overview
Internal Security Situation
Latest Developments
External Security Situation
Relations With Croatia
Relations With Serbia
Relations With The EU
Relations With The US And NATO
Latest Developments
Armed Forces And Government Spending
Armed Forces
  Table: Regional Armed Forces, 2006 (‘000 personnel, including conscripted)
Defence Reforms
International Deployments
Co-ordination And Joint Operations
Defence Co-operation – Montenegro
Defence Co-operation – Macedonia
Market Overview
  Table: Key Players In Slovenia’s Defence Sector
Arms Trade Overview
Procurement Trends And Developments
Latest Developments
Industry Forecast Scenario
Armed Forces
  Table: Slovenia’s Armed Forces, 2000-2008 (‘000 personnel)
Government Expenditure On Defence Industry
  Table: Slovenia’s Defence Expenditure, 2008-2015
Macroeconomic Forecast
Table Slovenia - Economic Activity, 2006-2015
Company Profiles
Fotona Defence
Sistemska Tehnika
Skupina KIK Kamnik
Tovarna Vozil Maribor (TVM)
BMI Methodology
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
Defence Industry
City Terrorism Rating
  Table: Methodology
Sources . 91
Skip to top

The CBRN Defence Market 2012-2022 US$ 2,945.00 Feb, 2012 · 144 pages
The Russian Defence Market 2011-2021 US$ 2,325.00 Jun, 2011 · 181 pages
The C2/C4ISR Systems Market 2013-2023 US$ 2,633.00 Sep, 2013 · 297 pages
The UAV Flight Training & Simulation Market 2012-2022 US$ 2,945.00 May, 2012 · 169 pages

Ask Your Question

Slovenia Defence and Security Report Q1 2011
Company name*:
Contact person*:
Request invoice
Your enquiry:
Please click on a Check Box below to confirm you are not a robot: