Slovenians get day off to join in flood damage clean-up

The government has designated 14 August a solidarity day, giving citizens a day off to help with flood damage clean-up efforts. Announcing the decision on Instagram, Prime Minister Robert Golob said Slovenia wanted to wrap up the difficult period in the spirit of solidarity.

In a video address posted on his Instagram profile on 8 August, Golob said many initiatives and proposals had come from citizens in recent days in the face of the catastrophic floods. One of them was to declare 14 August a day off so that "we can all show to those affected by the disaster that they are not...

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