When it comes to forest area, Slovenia is one of the richest EU-28 Member States. In 2015, the forest area in Slovenia was slightly larger than the combined area of Malta, Luxembourg and Cyprus. As regards the forest area as a share of total land area, Slovenia was third with 63%; the shares were larger only in Finland (68%) and Sweden (70%). The least forested Member States were Malta (1%) and the Netherlands (9%).
The purpose of EuroBirdWatch is to inform the people about the endangerment of birds and how to protect them. Birds are an excellent indicator of the level of nature preservation and an important part of habitats. Do you know that the population of meadow birds in Slovenia is rapidly declining?
As Bruno Coulais put it: Birds are privileged spectators of natural beauties and witness of the folly of man.
The Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SURS) has prepared some information on GDP and debt in EU Member States.
What is GDP?
Gross domestic product (GDP) is an indicator that measures economic activity in a country. All EU-28 Member States are borrowers; government debt increases if the country spends more money than it collects through taxes. The debt-to-GDP ratio shows how much the country is indebted in relation to how much it generates.
The infographic below by the Slovenian statistical office shows the ratio of GDP in relation to the country’s debt. The most indebted country in the EU-28 in 2015 was Greece, and the least indebted Estonia.