The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine means that the entyr requirements to get into Slovenia could change with little or no warning. If you have business interests in eastern Europe, it might be best to shelve the travel plans and keep in touch via conference call.
Slovenia is a small but emerging European market that is one of a group of 9 in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) that have long term growth prospects. It will be getting European Union (EU) funding until 2022.
Its geographical position means it’s a gateway to south-eastern European markets – it has strong links historically with the nearby markets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.
Around 20 British businesses – including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Unilever – currently operate in Slovenia, and if you’re thinking of joining those businesses, you’ll want a simple and cost-effective way to keep in touch with colleagues or clients over there – and a teleconference offers exactly that.
Here’s how to set one up needing nothing more than a mobile or landline telephone…
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Slovenia
Go to ConferenceCall.co.uk and enter your email address to get your free PIN before clicking on the tab marked ‘Invite Participants’ to generate an email template.
Once you have this template, enter the time, date and subject of the conference call you’re setting up, then choose UK and Slovenia dial-in codes.
Then click ‘Copy this invitation’, before pasting it into an email and sending it to up to 100 participants.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time colleagues should dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
- UK participants dial 0843 373 0843 (landline)+44 843 373 0999 (when overseas) 83000 (mobile)
- Slovenia participants dial 01-8280311 (from landlines) or +44 843 373 0999 (from mobiles)
Your conference call is ready to begin!
What’s the best time to call Slovenia from the UK?
It takes around two hours to fly the 752 miles from London to Ljubljana and there is just a one-hour time difference, so you can call in normal UK business hours with no need to worry about catching anyone out at an unsociable hour.
Where is Slovenia?
Once part of Yugoslavia, Slovenia is in central Europe and is bordered by Croatia, Hungary, Austria and Italy, and has a coastline on the Adriatic Sea.
What is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on traveling to Slovenia?
Thousands of tourists and business people travel to Slovenia from the UK every year without incident, so there is no specific travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) other than to be vigilant as you would be when traveling anywhere.
Slovenia has a really low crime rate, but this doesn’t mean you can afford to be complacent – never leave any valuables unattended and be aware that pickpockets pose a risk, so make sure your bags are fastened up and kept with you at all times.
If you’ll be driving on Slovenian motorways, you’ll need to buy and display a “vignette” on the windscreen to indicate that road tolls have been paid. Driving with your headlights on at all times is a legal requirement on all roads, while driving in Slovenia. You must also carry a reflective jacket, a warning triangle and a first aid kit in your vehicle.
For more information, go to GOV.UK
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