News archive of April 2022

Slovenian gets prison in France for stealing Cessna in Italy

Rome – A court in the French town of Aix-en-Provence has sentenced a Slovenian citizen to three years and six months in prison for stealing a Cessna aircraft from an airfield in the Italian resort of Novi Ligure in March and flying it to France, the Italian media have reported.

Pop-up concerts to mark International Jazz Day

Ljubljana – Slovenia is marking International Jazz Day on Saturday with a series of street performances and live concerts by jazz musicians that will be a welcome change after two years of Covid-19. In addition to Ljubljana, events will be or have already been held in several other towns as well.

Festival of roses kicking off in Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica – The 17th Festival of Roses will start on Saturday in Nova Gorica. Running until 22 May, it will offer visitors a number of events related to roses, which have become one of the main symbols of the city and the wider area.

Left leadership gets vote of confidence, mandate for coalition talks

Ljubljana – The council of the Left on Friday endorsed the party’s executive committee, headed by coordinator Luka Mesec, after the committee put their mandate for a vote of confidence. The party leadership has been given the mandate for talks with the Freedom Movement to enter a coalition headed by Robert Golob.

Judoka Pogačnik wins European bronze in women’s 70kg

Sofia – Slovenian judoka Anka Pogačnik won the bronze medal in the women’s 70kg category at the European Judo Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Saturday, her first medal in major competitions. In the decisive fight, she defeated Hilde Jager of the Netherlands after three penalties.

Coronavirus case count down 9% week-on-week on Friday

Ljubljana – A total of 948 new cases of coronavirus were reported for Friday, down by 9% on the week before, as the Covid situation in Slovenia remains stable, as is the situation in hospitals, the latest Health Ministry data show. The overall number of patients in ordinary Covid wards declined by one to 76, while the number of ICU increased by one to 12. No Covid patient died yesterday.

Primorske looks at what is ahead for Golob

Koper – Despite his solid majority, and no matter what kind of coalition he puts together, election winner Robert Golob will have his work cut out as he tries to navigate the many traps of government, Primorske Novice says in Saturday’s commentary.

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