News archive of February 2022

Νέο διάγγελμα Ζελένσκι: Μας βομβαρδίζει το «κακό» προσωποποιημένο και οπλισμένο με πυραύλους - Πρέπει να σταματήσει άμεσα

Δραματικό διάγγελμα του Ουκρανού προέδρου προς τους συμμάχους της χώρας του - «Έγκλημα πολέμου ο βομβαρδισμός από άερος στο Χάρκοβο» - Ζήτησε ζώνη απαγόρευσης πτήσεων για τους ρωσικούς πυραύλους και τα αεροσκάφη -  Καλεί να απαγορευθεί στη Ρωσία η πρόσβαση σε «όλα τα λιμάνια» και σε όλα «τα αεροδρόμια του κόσμου» -  Όλο το ρεπορτάζ από τον πρώτο γύρο διαπραγματεύσεων μεταξύ Ρωσίας και Ουκρανίας

Slovenian Wikipedia marking 20th anniversary

Ljubljana – The Slovenian-language edition of Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It was launched in 2002 as the 16th language variant after the original Wikipedia was launched in 2001, and there are currently 314 language variants.

Slovenia’s GDP up 8.1% in real terms in 2021

Ljubljana – Driven by stimulus-fuelled domestic spending, Slovenia’s economy expanded by 8.1% in real terms in 2021 after a 4.2% contraction the year before, far outpacing all forecasts. In nominal terms it was up 10.9%, show preliminary data released by the Statistics Office on Monday. In the fourth quarter GDP grew by a seasonally adjusted 5.4% year-on-year.

Over two-month low in Covid cases confirmed on Sunday

Ljubljana – A total of 656 coronavirus test samples returned positive in Slovenia on Sunday for the lowest daily figure since mid-December after another two-month low in coronavirus cases was confirmed the day before, show fresh official data.

PM and NGOs call for separate protests in support of Ukraine

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša and several NGOs have called each for their own protest in support of Ukraine. While the rally announced by Janša is to be held in Ljubljana on Wednesday, NGOs are calling for a protest for peace on Tuesday.

Ex-Luka Koper chairman acquitted in retrial

Koper – Robert Časar, ex-chairman of port operator Luka Koper, and Milan Pučko, former executive director at the company, were acquitted in a retrial at the Koper District Court on Monday after they were found guilty of abuse of office in defrauding Luka Koper when planning a logistical centre in Beltinci, north-eastern Slovenia.

Logar and Baerbock see EU values defended in Ukraine

Berlin – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine topped the agenda as Foreign Minister Anže Logar was hosted by his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock in Berlin on Monday. The pair agreed that EU values are being defended in Ukraine.

MPs pass systemic bill to promote digital literacy

Ljubljana – The National Assembly passed on Monday a bill to encourage digital inclusion which is designed to enhance digital development of the economy and the entire society. The centrepiece is a scheme of “digital vouchers” for students and adults over 55 to buy digital devices and attend digital literacy courses.

Slovenia sending rifles, helmets and ammunition to Ukraine

Ljubljana – Slovenia has sent rifles, ammunition and helmets to Ukraine, Defence Minister Matej Tonin revealed on Monday. He would not talk about quantities beyond saying that the aid has already been dispatched aboard “several aircraft”.

“It would not be wise to disclose all of these figures,” he told reporters after a meeting with his EU counterparts.