News archive of June 2022

Περού: Δασική πυρκαγιά απειλεί το Μάτσου Πίτσου

Η πυρκαγιά, η οποια έχει κατακάψει περιοχή χονδρικά ίση με τη μισή Πόλη του Βατικανού, εκδηλώθηκε την Τρίτη, όταν αγρότες έβαλαν φωτιά σε χαμηλή βλάστηση καθώς προετοίμαζαν τα χωράφια τους για τη νέα σπορά

Golob holds previous govt responsible for cut in EU funds

Madrid – Prime Minister Robert Golob pointed the finger at the previous government as he commented on news that Slovenia’s EU recovery fund will be cut by EUR 286 million due to higher than projected GDP growth.

Nearly 1,000 Covid cases confirmed on Wednesday

Ljubljana – Slovenia confirmed 996 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, up by almost 30% on the week before, as hospital numbers rose slightly following more than two weeks of rapid case growth. There were 29 patients with Covid as their primary condition in hospital this morning, up by two, plus 11 in intensive care, up by three.

Parliament launches inquiry into financing of “party propaganda in media”

Ljubljana – The National Assembly launched on Thursday a parliamentary inquiry into suspicions of illegal financing of “party political propaganda in the media with funds of state-owned companies, state institutions or foreign institutions or entities” targeting media owned by or linked with the SDS.

Shop workers’ union demands higher wages, strike brewing

Ljubljana – The SDTS, the retail workers’ union, said on Thursday that disgruntlement is growing in the sector in the face of stagnating wages despite ever growing profits. “There have been open demands for a strike,” it said. Addressing the press in Ljubljana, SDTS secretary general Ladi Rožič said the union had tested the sentiments with a petition.

Slovenia warns NATO not to ignore Western Balkans

Madrid – Prime Minister Robert Golob has warned NATO not to overlook the Western Balkans as it strengthens its presence on its eastern flank as part of a new deterrence and defence posture.

It is just as important “not to overlook our soft underbelly, the Balkans,” he said, noting that this is a region where Slovenia is present and for which it is trained.

NIJZ director resigns, acting director appointed

Ljubljana – Milan Krek, the director of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) handed in his resignation on Thursday citing “unbearable political pressure” by the new government. The council of the NIJZ appointed Branko Gabrovec acting director.

Photo exhibition by Uli Weber opens at Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana – An exhibition by world-renowned photographer Uli Weber will open at Ljubljana Castle on Thursday evening showcasing photographies of horses, celebrities and cars under the title Moments.

Minister, two EU commissioners back EU measures for Ukrainian students

Ljubljana – Together with two European commissioners, Margaritis Schinas and Mariya Gabriel, Education Minister Igor Papič has expressed support for EU measures dedicated to helping Ukrainians students, the Education Ministry said on Thursday.

Italy-Maribor charter flights cancelled due to low demand, report says

Maribor – It seems that Maribor Airport will be deserted again in the summer months as charter flights from Italy’s Bolzano, Pisa and Naples have been cancelled over a lack of interest from Italian tourists also due to growing Covid concerns in Italy, the newspaper Večer reported on Thursday.