News archive of October 2020
Five hundred years have passed since the birth of Bohorič, who originates from Brestanica, and who worked as teacher in Krško and Ljubljana after finishing his education in Vienna and Wittenberg.
In Wittenberg, the Slovenian Protestant preacher and teacher was educated by the German Lutheran reformer Philip Melanchthon, who was also a theologian, philosopher and linguist.
The decree to post him to Dublin was signed by President Borut Pahor and published in the Official Gazette, while the Foreign Ministry told the STA on Monday that the procedure to appoint a new ambassador to the US was still ongoing.
"In line with the standard procedure, it is confidential until the approval of the state to which the ambassador is posted is received."
Finishing 20th today with a lag of 38 seconds behind Izagirre, the Slovenian Jumbo-Visma rider fell to fourth overall, but remains in contention for the overall lead with a 30-second lag behind Carapaz, a Ineos Grenadiers rider, should the race proceed.
The Giro d'Italia 2019 winner, Carapaz was 12th through the finish line, 55 seconds behind the stage winner, who rides for Astana.
Foreign Ministry State Secretary Gašper Dovžan told the STA that "it is increasingly clear to the government what will be doable during the presidency" and what Slovenia can contribute. Things will also depend on how much is done by Germany and Portugal, which will precede Slovenia at the helm of the EU Council.
Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi is visiting Athens on Monday (Oct. 26) for talks with Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias.
The talks will focus on bilateral, regional and international issues, with emphasis on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, the situation in the Middle East, and EU-Israel relations, the Foreign Ministry said.
It's a meaty issue but the EU has taken a stance: veggie burgers are in fact burgers.
European lawmakers said Friday that plant-based products that do not contain meat, including veggie burgers, soy steaks and vegan sausages, can continue to be sold as such in restaurants and shops across the European Union's 27 countries.
The Turkish defense minister on Oct. 24 said his country continued the preparation process of Russia's S-400 missile defense systems as planned.
"We continue the controls and preparations of the system as planned," Hulusi Akar said, addressing a meeting of the ruling AKP in the central province of Kayseri.